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Gerald Anthony Murran

February 28, 1970 — June 28, 2024

Belton

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In Loving Memory of Gerald Anthony Murran

Gerald Anthony Murran, 54, a veteran of the United States Army, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024, in Belton, Texas. He was born on February 28, 1970, in Drogheda, Ireland to Mr. Patrick Murran and Elizabeth (Kavanagh) Murran. Gerald was a proud alumnus of St. Josephs Christian Boys School in Drogheda and later embarked on a journey that led him to America through Boston, MA, where he enlisted in the United States Army with great pride. During his military service from 1990 to 1993, Gerald served diligently, holding various roles including Cannon Crewmember and earning several accolades such as the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal- Saudi Arabia and Parachutists Badge. He found immense joy in his time in the service and embodied true American patriotism throughout his life. After his time in the Army, Gerald settled in Austin, Texas, drawn by its vibrant music culture. Known for his jovial and humorous nature, he had a deep love for soccer, following his favorite soccer club Arsenal F.C and immersed himself in the politics of America. Gerald's proudest moment was when he became an American Citizen, a milestone that held significant meaning for him. Despite facing challenges with PTSD and later being diagnosed with ALS, Gerald remained resilient and courageous. In his leisure time, he found solace in watching and playing golf, fishing in freshwater bodies, playing blues music on his guitar, and cruising around in his beloved jacked-up Monster Ford F150 pick-up truck.

Gerald Anthony Murran is survived by his loving family: one brother Niall Murran and partner Debbie Fitzpatrick; one sister, Siobhan Nugent and husband Kevin; two nieces, Millie Murran and Annabel Murran; as well as two nephews James Nugent and Jack Nugent.

 He is preceded in death by his parents; Mr. Patrick Joseph Murran and Elizabeth (Kavanagh) Murran.

A graveside service to honor Gerald's life will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 9:00 am with Chaplain William Sterling officiating. 

Gerald Anthony Murran will be deeply missed but fondly remembered for his unwavering loyalty to his country, sense of humor, love for music, and dedication to his family. May he rest in peace knowing that his legacy lives on through those who knew him.

A special thank you to Creekside Terrace and the VA Hospital for the compassionate care. 

In Lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation the VFW Post 1820 Disaster Fund located at  3302 Airport Rd, Temple, TX 76504 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542

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