John Bryan McMurry, Jr.

john mcmurry, jr.
Asheville ~ John Bryan McMurry, Jr., of Asheville and formerly of Winston Salem, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Knoxville, TN and was the son of the late John Bryan McMurry, Sr. and Hazel Mauney McMurry. He was preceded in death by two sons, John Bryan McMurry III in 1985, Kelly Kevin McMurry in 2003 and a sister Ann Brock in 2007. He worked in television broadcasting for many years in Winston Salem and was a member of the Skyland United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Goodpasture McMurry of Asheville; son, Darrin Patrick McMurry and his wife Sharon of Arden; daughter-in-law, Donna McMurry of Sanford, FL; two grandchildren, Kacy and Noah McMurry; a brother, Ned McMurry of Houston, TX. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Skyland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted Kirk officiating. The family will receive friends 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Sat-urday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston Salem. Memorials may be made to Skyland United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1984 Hendersonville Road, Ashe-ville, NC 28803 or the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Mr. McMurry was a good man and a good friend. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    Scott McCall

  2. Patrick..
    We all want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    We love you…
    Brenda & Larry
    Cathy & Robert
    Laura & Matt

  3. Betty and Family, Our deepest sympathy-our prayers and thoughts are with you. We will miss him.
    We love you.
    Bob & Thelma

  4. Dear Betty:

    Dave and I are deeply sadden to hear about Bryan. When I think of Bryan, I think of a strong man, a good man who was devoted to his faith, his family and friends. I’ll miss his witty e-mails and his kind words of encouragement.
    We have fond memories of our ‘Winona Street’ days. Our lives have been made richer, by your friendship.
    Betty, may God bless you and your family at this very difficult time.
    We plan to attend the graveside service Monday afternoon. If there’s anything, Dave and I can do, while you and your family are in W-S, please do not hesitate to call us at 985-5069.
    Prayerfully, Dave and Ramona

  5. Dear Betty, I was shocked and saddened to receive the email about Bryan. I will miss sharing and praying with him through email about our families. I cherish the picture of the first cousins taken at the reunion. I called Jackie and she would like to come but her health is not good. Derrall and I do plan to drive up. You and the family are in our prayers.

  6. Betty, I am so sorry to see that Bryan has passed away. I’ll always remember you and Bryan when I was young in our northside neighborhood in Winston Salem. You both were always so very special to me. I pray that God will give you his special blessings as only he can do in the days ahead.

  7. Dear Betty and family,

    My prayers are with you during the coming days and months. I have been in your place and I know it is not a easy time. Please call on me if their is anything and I do mean anything I can do for you. Thinking of you and your family, Love and Blessings. Jan

  8. Dear Aunt Betty,
    I am thinking and praying for you and the family. Mom, April and Jimmy all send their condolences as well. We all hold the memories of Bryan close to our heart!

    Love, Deedee

  9. My dear miss Betty and family, please know my heart is broken. I loved this precious man. As much as we picked at each other and gave each other a hard time I know he knew I thought the world of him and you. I am truly blessed for the priviledge of getting to know both of you. I will miss him dearly. If you need anything anytime please dont hesitate to call me. May God bless you and keep you and your family.

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