Sunday, January 24, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
120 South Woodhams Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
750 Trade Centre Way, Suite 300
Portage, MI 49002
C/O Corey Van Dyke
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Life Story / Obituary
Murral “Big Papa” Stark Jr., age 50 of Kalamazoo passed away on January 18, 2016 in Arkansas on a hunting trip. Murral was born on April 6 1965 to Murral Sr. & Pauline Stark. Visit with his family and friends on Sunday, January 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Life Story Funeral Home, Plainwell; 120 Woodhams St. (685-5881). A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 25 at 11:00 at the same location. Murral’s family includes his wife of 15 years, Josie; siblings: Melvin Surrat, Wes Stark, David Farris, Marie Dziurowitz; his children: Ashley Stark, Breanna Britt, Tecia Lockheart, Kenneth Williams; grandchildren: Brooklyn, Keeten, Reeese, Clinton, DJ, Desiree and one on the way; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Emil, Jackie, Darlene and Wilma. Growing up Murral was known as Jr. He was always out in the woods playing with bugs. He played football, baseball and wrestled winning State Championships. He attended Blackburn College where he wrestled holding a state championship there but his true love was hunting birds. He was a champion Duck caller. Murral worked with Buck Gardner, designing the Kryptonite Duck call. He had a smile that could brighten any room and was known for his jokes. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He impacted everyone’s lives that he had contact with. Murral had a heart of Gold and will be missed. Please visit Murral’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read his life story, archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book online. Memorial donations can be made to the Ducks Unlimited Center.