The Savannah Community Mourns the Loss of Mr. William “Murray Hawk” Moultrie, Sr.


Mr. William “Murray Hawk” Moultrie, Sr. was born June 26, 1933 in Savannah, Ga to the parentage of the late Edward Moultrie, Sr. and the late Hattie Moultrie Cohen (late Joseph Cohen). William was educated in Chatham County Schools. He was an honorary graduate of A. E. Beach High School Class of 1954. In 2007, he was inducted into Alfred Ely Beach High School’s All-Time Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding skills and talent on the football field. This was one of his most humble accomplishments, one that he shared with others and took great pride in.

Moultrie was introduced to Christ and baptized at an early age. He was a lifelong faithful member of First African Baptist Church of East Savannah. He was active as an usher and fully participated in the Men’s Choir. Other social organizations that he belonged to included the Coastal Jazz Association and the Breakfast Club to name a few.

Moultrie was united in holy Matrimony to his high school sweetheart, the late Vivian L Ervin Moultrie on August 15, 1953. They were blessed with seven awesome children. Some years later, he met and married his second and former wife, Ruby Walker Moultrie.

Moultrie owned and operated William Moultrie and Son’s Plumbing Services. He was well known throughout the Greater Savannah area for his commercial and residential work in the plumbing industry. Leaving the day to day operations of his business to his sons, he continued his career in plumbing with Chatham County becoming the first black plumbing inspector. He retired in 2012.

Moultrie entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his first wife Vivian L. Ervin Moultrie, his brother, Edward Moultrie, Jr and his son, William “Ricky” Moultrie, Jr. Also his parents, Edward Moultrie, Sr. and Hattie Moultrie Cohen (Joseph Cohen).

Moultrie leaves to cherish his most precious memories, his sons, Terrell Moultrie, Renault Moultrie, Kenneth Moultrie and Keith Moultrie, Sr. (Natalie) all of Savannah; his daughters, Sandra Moultrie and Cynthia Moultrie of Savannah. He was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sisterin law, Edith W. Moultrie of Savannah. He had 3 special cousins, Benjamin Moultrie, III, Leola Young, and Vernelle Coleman all of Savannah, many nieces, nephews, neighbors and close friends. Moultrie was funeralized on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Frist African Baptist Church of East Savannah. Professional Services entrusted to Adams Funeral Services, Inc.

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