He was the son of ex-England and GB captain Allan Murray.
Birkenhead's Dave Partington writes: "Neale was one of our most popular players of the 1980s/1990s - he had a very accurate left-handed shot. He converted to goalkeeper later in his career and was still playing local league water polo until January 2018.
"He will be sadly missed by all his team mates and friends."
The funeral takes place at 11am on 1 October at Landican Cemetery, Central Chapel, Arrowe Park Road, Wirral CH49 5LW, followed by a noon gathering at Higher Bebington Royal British Legion, Teehey Lane, Higher Bebington.