Funeral services for William “Bill” Ewing McMurtry are scheduled for at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation is Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Craddock Funeral Home.
William Ewing McMurtry was born April 9, 1936, to Margaret Aline (Bell) and William Ewing McMurtry, Sr. in Luling, Texas. He passed from this life on June 15, 2018, in Oklahoma City at the age of 82. Bill was a graduate Luling High. Upon graduation he attended trade school where he learned the skills to be an electrician. On Oct. 12, 1958, Bill married the love of his life, Jean Coker in Jasper, Texas. Bill and Jean have been members of the First Baptist Church since they moved to Ardmore in 1992. Bill worked approximately 35 years as an electrician for Mobil Pipeline and advanced to become division electrical supervisor of Houston for Mobil and Exxon Mobil. He was then transferred to Oklahoma in 1992 where he retired. After retirement, Bill started a small electrical repair business and taught safety courses at Southern Oklahoma Technology Center for the last 12 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church. Bill enjoyed golf, teasing people, and spending time with his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Aline and William Ewing McMurtry, Sr.
He is survived by his wife Jean McMurtry of the home; sons Alan Ewing McMurtry of Bryan, Texas, and David Wesley McMurtry and his wife Laurie of Midland, Texas; grandchildren Amber Mitchell and her husband Billy of Marietta, Megan Haygood and her husband Tyler of Odessa, Texas, and Michael McMurtry and his wife Katelyn of Houston, Texas; great grandchildren Annie and William Mitchell; and honorary son and daughter Bennie and Lisa Scarbrough and their children Justin, Kristin and grandchildren Riley, Conner, Dillon, Kyler, and Maverick all of Scroggins, Texas.
Rocky Mathis, Arthur Rickets, Don Herweck, Bob Powers, Johnnie Burchett, and Quintin Magruder will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are members of his First Baptist Church Sunday School class.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the entire staff at OU Medical Center for the extraordinary care Bill received and for the love and support they showed during their time of need.
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