Naythan Randall Murrell

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Naythan Randall Murrell, 33, of Tyler, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.  

Naythan was born April 16, 1987, in Fredericksburg, Texas, to parents Steven R. Murrell and Patrica (Aguirre) Murrell. He was baptized at an early age at First Baptist Church of Katy. In 2005, he graduated from Katy High School and was involved in Animation Show Choir. Naythan also traveled to Africa for a mission trip. He attended Houston Baptist University where he participated in many organizations such as a singing group called FOCUS & Refuge, University Singers, REC Team and even was a Freshman Lord on the homecoming court. 

He was proud of his time working summer camps with John Sherrill’s 220 ministry.

On Dec. 12, 2012, Naythan graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Mass Communication, concentration in public relations. 

While studying at SHSU, he was a small group leader with Chi Alpha Christian Ministry. Naythan and friend, Kelly Arena started the SHSU global center for journalism and democracy. He was proud of the center and the work that was done all over the world. In his spare time, he sang with the praise band on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights at First Assembly of God. 

In 2013, Naythan lead and supervised the safety department at Veriforce for six years. He helped take it from two people to a team of 10 auditors. He was proud of his CSST (Construction site safety tech) certification.

There’s so much to say about Naythan that we could go on forever. So much talent, in one person, to say the least. His passion for music was unimaginable. Anywhere we went, he would use his voice to bring people together. His smile mixed with his voice would light up the entire room. Naythan was the type of person to get along with everyone. Whether he knew them or not, he would make friends everywhere he went. Such an outgoing and joyful person he was. Hopefully, he is in heaven singing his heart out to his audience and has everyone smiling with joy. We will definitely miss that voice and that smile, but it was his time to share his talent with the ones above. We will always cherish all of your moments Naythan Murrell. You are gone but you will never be forgotten. 

He is preceded in death by his cousin Clarissa Menchaca, his grandmother Karen Murrell, and aunt Tamara Graham.  

Those left to honor and cherish his memory include his parents Steven and Patrica Murrell of Katy; grandparents Alexander and Oralia Aguirre; grandfather Kenneth Murrell; siblings Nicole Mohammund and husband Aneal of Houston, Texas, and Clayton Murrell and wife Megan of Tomball, Texas; and nephew Enzo Mohammund along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 23, at Kerrville Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Kerrville Funeral Home with interment afterward at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville. Arrangements are under the direction of Kerrville Funeral Home, 830-895-5111.

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