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Murl J. Winchester

d. November 13, 2020

Murl J. Winchester, born January 18th, 1938 and died November the 13th, 2020.  Murl was born to Harvey Carroll Winchester and Emma Adela Lynch, Winchester in Sulfur Springs, Texas in Hopkins County, Dairy Capital of the United States.Murl was the youngest of five children.  His Family was extremely poor and they along with he picked cotton all through Murl’s youth until the age 17, where he moved to Houston and started a Career as a Butcher.  He was a Butcher for 17 years.  During his time as a Butcher he became married and had 2 children.  After a while Murl moved back to Sulfur Springs where he was not only a Butcher but served as a Deputy Constable.  Murl and his family eventually moved back to Houston where he changed careers and went to work at the Port of Houston.  He was in the International Longshoreman’s Association Union and while working there he worked his way up to a Superintendent.  He finally retired from the Port, in the Union with full benefits.Interestingly Murl was a surviving Grandson of a Confederate Civil War Veteran.  He also will be remembered for his joking and comical demeanor and his talent at restoring antique and classic automobiles.He is survived by a son, Earl Wayne Winchester, a daughter Rhonda Renee NorCott, 4 Grandchildren, Stacy Renee Winchester, Lauren Anderson, Leslie NorCott and Nicklaus NorCott.  He also had 2 Great Grandchildren.Viewing will be held from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at Rios Funeral Directors Chapel followed by burial at Kidd Cemetery.
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