Charles Foster "Sonny" McMurtry, Jr.

Born in Robertson County, TN on September 20, 1930

Departed on July 12, 2015 and resided in White House, TN

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Charles Foster “Sonny” McMurtry, Jr., age 84 of White House passed away July 12, 2015 at his home. Mr. McMurtry was born on September 20, 1930 to the late Charles and Alice McMurtry. A lifelong resident of Robertson County, Mr. McMurtry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He worked in pipeline construction for 45 years; he was an avid outdoorsman who loved bird hunting and fishing; he was a member of the Burton Lodge #272 Free and Accepted Masons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellis Taylor McMurtry. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ballor McMurtry; children, Charles Michael McMurtry (Marlene) and Janna McMurtry Holthofer (Gus); step-children, Norma Gene Butler and James Butler (Judy); grandchildren, Clay McMurtry (Lauren), Ryan McMurtry, Nathan McMurtry, A.J. Holthofer and Taylor Holthofer; and step-grandchildren, Donny Butler and Sharon Butler Harvey. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 A.M. in White House Memorial Gardens. The family will have private viewing. Active pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Gilbert McMurtry and James Adams. Flowers will be accepted, but memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriner’s Hospital. Arrangements Entrusted To: Cole and Garrett, White House (615)672-3936

10 Comments to Mr. Charles Foster "Sonny" McMurtry, Jr.

  1. Tom forrester
    July 13, 2015 7:31 am

    Mike I’m sorry my thoughts and prayers r with you and family

  2. Mary Armbrecht
    July 13, 2015 2:05 pm

    May God’s love and blessings be with each and everyone of you. Let HIM carry you through this difficult time of loss of your loved one.


    Mary Armbrecht
    Norma Gene’s Friend

  3. Marjorie Hardcastle First Cousin
    July 13, 2015 5:02 pm

    I am so sorry at the age of 97 I am unable to attend Sonny’s service. Sonny and I always enjoyed our visits at the McMurtry reunions. It will certainly not be the same without him. Please know my thoughts are with the entire family and the loss of Sonny.

  4. Debra Lyles Little (niece)
    July 13, 2015 9:32 pm

    Rest in peace dear “Unk”. We love and miss you. Chester and Debbie Little

  5. Johnny and Linda Gordon
    July 14, 2015 10:14 am

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Its so hard to give up the ones we love. Just know you have many friends that care for you and knows what you are going thru at this time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Love and Prayers, The Gordons Johnny and Linda

  6. Dana Jennings
    July 14, 2015 1:22 pm

    To “Unk” & family, Megan & I love you all so much & will miss you. May you find peace.

  7. Kelly Lyles Manning (Great Niece)
    July 14, 2015 2:57 pm

    We will miss you ‘Unk’. Praying for peace and comfort.

  8. Elaine Swift Gant (neighbor)
    July 14, 2015 7:23 pm

    Sonny was loved and will be greatly missed in the community.he was always there to help a friend or stranger.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.this world is a better place because Sonny passed through. Rest in peace Sonny….

  9. Terry and Claudetta McMurtry
    July 15, 2015 11:29 am

    We will greatly miss Sonny at the McMurtry Reunion this year. We were so glad that he received oldest male at the 2014 McMurtry Reunion. Our prayers are with the family!! Love to all!!

  10. Fadil
    October 24, 2015 3:14 pm

    Th’ats going to make things a lot easier from here on out.

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