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Roscoe W. Murray Ii


Christchurch 1989
Sofia 1993
Copenhagen 1997

Born: 1968

Deceased: 09 Apr 2018

Gender: M


Roscoe “Rocky” Murray II passed away on April 9, 2018 at age 49.

From Fishers, Indiana, Rocky passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born on October 18, 1968 in Indianapolis as the son of Kenneth W. Murray and Leona (McLain) Norrod. Rocky received his bachelors degree from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. in 1993 and his masters degree in 1998 from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Rocky married Bobbi Sue (Renfrew) on August 30, 1997 in Frederick, MD.

He was a two-time Deaflympic Bronze medalist in handball, representing the United States in the Deaflympics in 1989 in Christchurch, 1993 in Sofia and 1997 in Copenhagen.

He was currently the American Sign Language teacher at Anderson High School and had also worked for the Indiana School for the Deaf as a math teacher. Rocky was the co-sponsor for the sign language club at Anderson High School. He enjoyed doing projects around the house, hiking, traveling, and watching his children play in sports. Rocky adored his family and loved spending time with them.

Rocky is survived by his wife, Bobbi Sue Murray of Fishers; children, Ashley (Gabriel) Wright of Fortville, Ashton Murray of Fishers, Ashlanna Murray of Fishers, and Asher Murray of Fishers; father, Kenneth Murray of Indianapolis; mother and step-father, Leona and Ernie Norrod of Indianapolis; sisters, Brenda (Timothy) Wade of Doylestown, PA, Shawn Murray of Indianapolis, and Lilly (Zachary) Richardson of Bargersville, IN; and step-sister, Heidi (David) Stegall of Albany, IN. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dolletta McLain.