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Donald "Don" McMurry
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Charles Donald McMurry, 94 of Marietta, died Saturday, October 14, following a short illness.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Inez (Scales), two brothers and five sisters. He leaves his daughter, LeFay McMurry George of Marietta, granddaughter Rhonda Jones and her husband Peter of Stevenage, England and many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Carnesville, the son of Clarence and Ethel (Hubbard) McMurry, he was always known as a hard worker, loyal friend and dedicated family man.

At the age of eight he began work on the family farm planting crops of corn and cotton. He worked as a Trailway bus driver and later moved to Bolton Community with his wife. After WWII, he was hired at The National Biscuit Company as a delivery man and held a 25 year safe driver award. He also served as a committee man for the Teamsters Union representing Nabisco drivers. In 1986 Donald became a Charles Chips franchise owner servicing the Marietta area. At 72, he joined Frito-Lay as a Winn- Dixie store reset coordinator where he retired after eight years.

After retirement he focused his boundless energy on woodworking and gardening. He always had a project on the go and was sought out by friends who could always rely on his ingenuity to complete their own projects.

On his 90th birthday his granddaughter asked him what he thought had changed the most during his lifetime. He said, "The only thing that hasn't changed is daylight and dark."

Service will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 11 a.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta, followed by burial at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park with Reverend Dr. Barbara Ingram officiating Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, 3238 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 or Wellstar Community Hospice 475 Dickson Avenue NW, Marietta, Georgia 30064. Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta in Charge of the arrangements 770-424-4924. www.carmichaelcares.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Oct

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

Service

Wednesday

18

Oct

11:00 AM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

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