Stanley D. Murray Jr., 60, a man known by friends and family as a jack of all trades, died on June 27. A 20-year resident of New Orleans,
Mr. Murray leaves family in Falmouth.
The son of the late Stanley and Barbara Murray, he was born in Taunton and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Murray worked many jobs over the course of his life. In the early 1970s he worked on offshore drilling rigs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also worked on scallop boats in Provincetown in the late 1970s.
His travels next took him to Arizona, where he worked as a truck driver and a mechanic. He later married and moved to Illinois, where he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a barber. He opened his own barbershop in 1985.
He was a diehard Harley-Davidson enthusiast but suffered severe head trauma in a motorcycle accident in 1986. He struggled with the injury until he died.
Mr. Murray leaves his former wife, Elizabeth Cooper, his daughter, Kelly Greco, and a granddaughter, Destiny Brotherton, all of Illinois; his siblings, Patricia Stone of Falmouth, Elaine McGrath of Chelmsford, and Robert Murray of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Stanley D. Murray III.
Burial will be private.