John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr.

November 2, 2017

John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr., 56, of Colfax, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in his home.

He was born on November 6, 1960 in Crawfordsville to Harold and Marjorie (Davis) McMurtrie.  He married Marla Darleen Clark and they later divorced.  He married Pamela Kressel on November 19, 2004 and she survives.

John was a 1979 graduate of North Montgomery High School and served in the United States Army 1982-1986.  He had worked for Donnelley Publishing in Crawfordsville and also in the swine industry.  His most recent employment was with NTK in Frankfort.  He was a member of Antioch Church in Frankfort and enjoyed dirt track racing.


Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Pam are his Sons:  John Thomas McMurtrie Jr. and Jason Michael McMurtrie both of Crawfordsville;  Daughter:  Jairi Darleen McMurtrie of Crawfordsville;  Step-Son:  Gordon Paul (Lexey) Lewellen of Frankfort;  Step-Daughter:  Amanda Lynn Robbins of Frankfort;  Sister:  Sheila (Fred) Steele of Crawfordsville;  Brother:  Harold Dean (Dianne) McMurtrie of Clarks Hill; Step-mother: Dorothy McMurtrie; 3 Grandchildren and 2 Step-Grandchildren with one on the way.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter:  Jennifer Dawn McMurtrie in 1984.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr.”

  1. Anita Shelley November 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Pam, I’m sending my condolences to you and your family… John was a wonderful guy. I always enjoyed talking with him when I worked at the store. And he was going on his walks. I’m going to miss him that’s for sure. Sending our love and prayers to you. Anita Shelley and families

  2. Jeanie Bray November 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Pam,, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband. Even though we didn’t really know him, you are an important part of the Mann Family. Hope that we can see you soon. Jeanie (Michael) and Hoppy Bray

  3. Lori Snyder November 3, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Gordon, Pam and family’s, I’m so sorry for your loss. John was a good man and will be missed by many. He’s in the arms of Jesus!!
    Love and prayers to get you all through this difficult time.

  4. Karen & Quinton Tooker November 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    We are sending our condolences to the family of John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. I remember when he was born and the passing of his mother, Marjorie. His grandmother, Bertha (who was my mother’s sister) assisted with his care after his birth as well as his sister, Sheila. I have not had the pleasure of seeing John as an adult, but he has always been in my memories. His wife, Pam, his children, Sheila, and his brother, Dean, will be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time and in the days and weeks to come.

  5. Krista Scantland November 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. John was an amazing man. I worked with him at NTK and he always had a smile on his face when i see him and always had jokes to tell. He will be greatly missed. Your family will be on my blessings.

  6. Tiffany Bray November 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    You and your family are in my heart and prayers. My deepest condolences. John was a good man who always brought laughter and smiles to all around him. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Linda Benge November 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Our hearts are hurting for you. God bless you all. Love, prayers and HUGS.

  8. Connie Stevens King November 3, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Pam and family; You are all in my prayers. If I can do anything to help anyone please let me know. God is with you and your family in your time of need.

  9. Aylee December 8, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    He was my grandpa . He was the sweetest soul , he helped me and my siblings in a time of crisis. May he rest in peace.

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