Charles Huston McMurtrey (updated) PDF Print
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:33

Charles Huston McMurtrey 87 of Summer Shade died Monday, September 23, 2013 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. Charles was owner and operator of McMurtrey Funeral Home that was started by his father in 1929.  He was also owner and operator of the McMurtrey Planing Mill.  He was a charter member of the Summer Shade Lions Club; served on the Metcalfe County School Board from 1960 to 1967; was a member of the Monroe County Home Health Board for several years and was a weather observe for the National Weather Service for over 50 years.

He was the son of the late Herman L. and Hazel Grider McMurtrey.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene Morgan McMurtrey; three sons, Tom McMurtrey(Freda) of Summer Shade, David McMurtrey(Phyllis) of Maysville and Gary McMurtrey(Sharon) of Summer Shade; three daughters, Jan Page (David) of Bowling Green, Laurie Butler (Jimmy) of Edmonton and  Shana McMurtrey of Summer Shade; nine grandchildren, Brian and Jason McMurtrey of Summer Shade, Korey (Allison) McMurtrey of Louisville, Ashley (Tom) Miller of Lexington, Sarah (Scott) Hoover of Louisville, Hannah Page of Bowling Green, Russ, Emily and Ty McMurtrey of Summer Shade and three great-grandchildren and his beloved cat, Millie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Florian (Buddy) McMurtrey.

Funeral services for Charles Huston McMurtrey will be held at 10am Friday, September 27, 2013 at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday beginning at noon.  Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of your choice.


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