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Harold Dean "Mac" McMurtry

November 21, 1934 — November 1, 2022

New Johnsonville

Harold Dean "Mac" McMurtry

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Mr. Harold Dean “Mac” McMurtry, age 87

 

Of: New Johnsonville, TN passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at St. Thomas Three Rivers Hospital. He was born November 21, 1934, in Paducah, KY to Ewing William McMurtry and Willie Charlotte Wilson McMurtry.

 

Harold graduated from Elizabethtown, KY High School, and attended Cumberland College. After his family moved to Shelbyville, TN, he joined the U.S. Navy for 4 years active duty and later served in the Navy Reserves. Mac, as he was affectionately known, married Linda Sue Haynes on August 25, 1960, and they had 3 children. In 1969 he moved his family to New Johnsonville, TN and began working for TVA and retired from E.I. DuPont after 26 years.

 

Mac enjoyed woodworking, especially scroll saw work, lawn care, and traveling. He was a volunteer member of the New Johnsonville Fire Department for many years. He was also an active member of Trace Creek Baptist Church and participated in the Disaster Relief program.

 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00pm Thursday, November 3rd and from 10:00am until service time Friday, November 4th at Humphreys County Funeral Home.

 

Funeral Services for Mr. McMurtry will be conducted at 11:00am Friday, November 4, 2022, in the Humphreys County Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Warren officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Shelbyville, TN at 3:30pm.

 

Survivors:

 

Wife of 62 years:

   Linda Haynes McMurtry of New Johnsonville, TN

 

Daughters:

   Susan McMurtry Kelly (Rusty) of LaVergne, TN

   Anita McMurtry Hewitt of Smyrna, TN

 

Grandson:

   Reed Kelly

 

Step Grandchildren:

   Michael Hewitt and Matthew Hewitt

 

Step Great Grandchildren:

   Landon Hewitt, Eli Hewitt, Addisyn Hewitt

   Aubrie Hewitt and Ariel Hewitt

 

Preceded in death by:

 

Parents: Ewing William McMurtry and Willie Charlotte Wilson McMurtry

Son: David Haynes McMurtry

Half Sister: Reba McMurtry Hill

Grandchildren: Russ Kelly and Jason Hewitt

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to any of the following: J.S.T. Association, P.O. Box 542, Dickson, TN 37056, Attn. J.S.T. Disaster Relief; Trace Creek Baptist Church, 1320 Broadway Avenue, New Johnsonville, TN 37134; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. You may also leave your memorials at the funeral home and we will forward them for you.

 

 

Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home, (931) 296-5955

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Visitation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

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Visitation

Friday, November 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 4, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

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Burial

Friday, November 4, 2022

3:30 - 4:30pm (Central time)

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

1802 Madison St, Shelbyville, TN 37160

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