August 25, 1957 ~ November 22, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

James Richard Murray was born August 25th, 1957 in Denver, Colorado to Irene French and Jack Richard Murray. He was a beloved father, son, granddad and brother. Ricky was full of life and loved to be with people he cherished most, all who have treasured memories with him. He was a cool conversationalist & could talk about many topics, from recipes to current events world wide. Although, his name was James Richard, you can often here him saying “I’m Rick James” as he exited a function. Always leaving at least one laughing.

Ricky was a proud dad of 2 daughters, Nicole and Janesa Murray. Memories of summers spent swimming, boating, cruising the city on the bus and simply one on one time will always be cherished memories. By profession, young Ricky was a shoe salesman then later becoming a painter- residential both interior and exterior, which he did with pride well into his 50’s.

A man of many interests, James enjoyed watching sports & was a big home town team supporter. He enjoyed casinos and poker online, fishing trips in the mountains, family functions such as reunions and fish frys, and laughing, cracking jokes with his close relatives. It truly was a good time to be in the presence of him.

James Richard Murray departed this life November 22nd, 2019, of health conditions, in his home in Denver, Colorado. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Irene French & Jack Richard Murray. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include his daughters, Nicole Murray of Denver and Janesa Murray of Loveland; 5 grandchildren, Veronica Murray, Braylon Holland, Brandon Holland and Nalani Jackson of Denver; Amaia Jones of Loveland; 2 sisters Jacquelyn Smith of Philadelphia and Nicole (Murray) of Denver; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Memorial Service: December 13, 2019 2:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. To my friend, road dog and brother, you will never be forgotten.

    You are truly one of a kind, loyal and faithful brother.

    RIH Brother-In-Law

  2. I love you dad. I never knew my heart could break like this. I’m trying to get it done for you. Just be with me. I need strength more than ever.

  3. I love you dad! I never thought my heart could break like this. I am trying my best to get it together for you, I need strength dad. I miss your positivity. I love you. Never leave my side now dad.

  4. James, You were a part of our lives for many years. I do have to say it was never dull. Glad you connected with the girls before it was to late. You will be missed.

  5. Dad,
    I am so thankful for the relationship we were able to build before you passed. I miss you like crazy. Thank you for being there for me these last 3 months & thank you for sharing my dislike for generic mac & cheese. I love you so so much, I hope you are now an angel watching over us.
    Love, Poop

  6. I will miss the good times we shared.
    You will be missed by all especially by your daughters. 💞

  7. You were a good man.

    The lessons you taught me and good times we had will be with me forever.

    Rest in Peace, and may God welcome you into his heart.


  8. Ricky was a good friend and family member and made me feel welcome as a in-law from the day we met. Your lost of life has effected so may people. As you take your turn to lay it down my brother, may you rest in Peace..

  9. It’s Rick James bitch damn you’re going to be missed it’s going to be weird not hearing you walk in sane it’s Rick James rest in paradise you will always be remembered but you will never be forgotten much love from the Johnson family

  10. Rick James bitch wow this is so heartbreaking you and I had a amazing relationship you walked into my life 13 yrs ago and will be never ever forgotten.
    I love you Rick and miss you . RIP BABE…..

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