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Virgil D. McMurtray

Funeral service for Virgil D. McMurtray, 74, of Quitman, is scheduled for 3:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Spur On Ministries with Brother Mike Fletcher officiating. He will be laid to rest at Myrtle Springs Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening, October 20th, at Lowe Funeral Home.

Virgil David McMurtray was born in Fort Worth on November 9, 1942 to Zora Mae and Virgil David McMurtray Sr. In 2003 he and his wife, Mary, moved from Fort Worth to Quitman. Virgil enjoyed his retirement years after working for American Airlines for more than 30 years. He attended Spur On Ministries.

Mr. McMurtray passed away October 18, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary McMurtray of Quitman; sons, Michael McMurtray and wife Gina of Spring, Stephen Solito and wife Neva of Fort Worth, and Shawn Solito and wife Amy of Mansfield; daughters, Susan Hennessey of Arlington and Kay Riedel and husband Troy of Fort Worth; brothers, Roy McMurtray of the Philippines and Jerry McMurtray of Kemp; 6 grandchildren, Justin Riedel, Chase Riedel, Nick Solito, Kyla Solito, Hayden Solito, and Garrett McMurtray; 9 step- grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers is Michael McMurtray, Troy Riedel, Shawn Solito, Bob Yokshas, Randy McMurtray, and Hollis Bridges.

Honorary pallbearer is Jerry McMurtray.

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Virgil has touch my life in so many ways. He showed me he's love everytime when even when im wrong. Thank you for being in my life. I Love you always!!!!!

Stephen T Solito Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

Dad I will miss you so much.I am so thankful that you have your, so deserving, Angel wings. And mom (Mary) I want to thank you both for including me and making me feel so welcome in your family. So dad until we see each other again, thank you for watching over all of us here. I LOVE AND MISS YOU

Neva Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

Mary, I'm so very sorry for the heartache you and your family is in. Sending love

Beth Hood Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

I love you uncle tutor .you will be missed Rest in peace.

mary james (Mcmurtray) Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences goes out to the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.I was fortunate to get to meet Virgil! He was a huge fan of the show. Although we didn't get to do our fishing trip together.we will meet up again one day and we will have that fishing trip!!God bless & be safe. Dudley with Alaska Monsters

William D Eudy Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

When you was little our grandmother nicknamed you Tooter and it stuck like glue so I always thought that was your real name until I got to my teen years so you have always been Tooter to me Virgil don't even sound right to me you was always the most layed back easy going brother out of all 7 of us boys, I will miss calling you and having our chats we could keep secrets between us that we knew were sacred , tell mom I miss her and all the brothers and Dad as well I love you and will miss you dearly your brother Jerry.

Jerry mcmurtray Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Tooter was the best brother-in-law ever. His smile was infectious. I am so thankful he was in my life. Always there if anyone needed anything. I'm gonn miss him a lot.

Barbara McMurtray Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Bobby Jon and Margaret and boys with to send our Sympathies to Mary and all of our Family Members. we will miss you uncle Virgil.

Bobby Jon and Margaret & William & Josh McMurtray Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Randy and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to your entire family.

Angela and Randy Taylor Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Peggy and I wish to send our sympathies to Mary and all of their family members.

Glenn & Peggy Riedel Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM