Murrey E. Holton

Friday, April 18, 2014

Murrey E. "Coach" Holton, 66, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

A native of Maury County, Mr. Holton was a son of the late Murrey Earl Holton and Lillie Sue Blalock Holton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. Murrey graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a master's degree and began his coaching and teaching career at Cornersville High School in 1971. He moved to Forrest High School in Chapel Hill in 1973, where he coached until 1990. He also served as an assistant principal and for a time was the county attendance supervisor for the Marshall County School system.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kris Ezell Holton of Chapel Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth (Michael) McClaran of Eagleville, Sara (Jerry) Rzemieniewski of Chapel Hill, and Mary (Josh) Williams of Rockvale; sister, Charma (Hank) Woosley of Columbia; brother, Tony (Shelia) Holton of the Pottsville Community of Maury County; and grandchildren, Eliza Kate, Brigham, Drake, Lillie, and Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Forrest High School gymnasium in Chapel Hill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chapel Hill Touchdown Association, P.O. Box 585, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.