Regal Industries Founder Earl Murray Succumbs

Earl Murray, former owner of Regal Industries, a cellulose insulation manufacturer in Crothersville, died last Monday morning following a lengthy illness.

Murray was a construction contractor from 1963-1970 and owned Crothersville Supply from 1964-2010. He started a small insulation company in 1963 for his own use and then opened it to the public as Regal Industries Inc., which has grown regionally throughout the years.

The 88-year-old Murray, was a resident of Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, formerly of rural Crothersville, died at 5:45 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Born April 24, 1925 in Wells County, IN, he was the son of Clell and Nellie (Harris) Murray.

On February 9, 1945 Earl entered the United States Army serving during WW II in Japan.

On June 26, 1970, he married Ruth (Winburn) Murray who survives at Covered Bridge Health Campus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sue Henry of Crothersville, three step-children, Peggy Davidson of Seymour, Robert (Sue) Spicer of Crothersville, and Alice Brock of Crothersville; two brothers, Bob (Liz) Murray and Donnie (Pat) Murray both of Hartford City, IN, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Paul Bryan of Berne, IN.

The funeral was conducted last Tuesday, April 8, from Adams Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Requardt & Doug Brougher officiating.