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.
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; 3 Grandchildren and 2 Step-Grandchildren with one on the way. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Jennifer Dawn McMurtrie in 1984.
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. You are invited to visit archerweston.com where you may order flowers and leave a condolence for the McMurtrie family.