Greg McMurry

Greg McMurry
Greg McMurry

On Sunday, July 9, 2023, Greg McMurry was called home at the age of 62 years old. Greg left a legacy that will not be forgotten by those who were blessed to know him.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Greg was born in Amarillo, TX on March 14, 1961, to Marie and Bobby Jack McMurry. Greg was the youngest of four children and was by far the orneriest. Greg graduated from Amarillo High School in 1979 where he enjoyed playing football and participating in track and field. Greg had plans to marry Linda Ronstadt, until the love of his life, Jill, kicked her to the curb. These two best friends married in 1986 and spent 37 wonderful years together. Their beautiful marriage was an example of love, loyalty, and commitment.

Throughout his life, Greg most enjoyed playing golf, fishing, snow skiing, traveling to the Rockies, watching the Cowboys and Rangers, and listening to music. As a father, Greg passed down his enthusiasm for these interests to his two sons, Zac and Ben. Saturday night was music night, where each family member took turns choosing which songs to listen to. The “Great Greggins” was nothing short of a legend. He coached the boy’s first baseball team, the Bobcats, named after his dad Bob. Spending time with family was the most important thing in Greg’s life.

In his career, Greg worked alongside three of his close friends, Jim, Rusty, and Scott in the oil and gas field as well testers traveling the panhandle and taking down Allsups “gut bombs” for breakfast. Greg later worked as a lab technician for the Texas Department of Transportation until he retired.

Greg was a fantastic husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He had a calming presence, a quick wit, great work ethic, and a supreme sense of humor. As a baby boomer, he was armed with funny old sayings and sharp replies. Above all, Greg was a very compassionate and kind-natured man.

Greg is survived by his wife, Jill McMurry; son, Ben McMurry and wife Hannah of Amarillo, TX; brother, Tony McMurry of Shawnee, OK; sisters, Debby McMurry, and spouse Nicole of Leander, TX and Sandy Thomas and husband Emory of Wharton, TX; as well as four nieces and nephews and twelve great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Zac McMurry; and sister-in-law, Nannette McMurry.

The family suggests memorials be made to your favorite charity in Greg’s name.

16 Replies to “Greg McMurry”

  1. I just saw this on Boxwell website. I am so sorry for your loss. Greg was a little boy when I knew him. My brother and Greg were best friends in Jr. High and High School and Debby was a great friend through out High School. Praying for your loss, it saddens me . Linda Barnett Williams

  2. Truly a friend to all who knew him. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Greg since high school but have fond memories of his kindness towards me. Praying for his family during this time of loss!

    Numbers 6:24-26 CSB
    [24] “May the LORD bless you and protect you; [25] may the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; [26] may the LORD look with favor on you and give you peace.”’ …

    GOD’S blessings for you!

  3. I only knew Greg as a young man working at FNBA. It was already obvious though, that he would develop into a very special person. I know how proud of Greg Bob and Marie were. My Prayers go out to the Family.

  4. Many prayers for your family Jill. We always enjoyed seeing Greg on our morning or afternoon Pac a Sack stops. He always had a smile!

    With love,
    Rick and Denise Matchett

  5. I was truly blessed to have known Greg since our childhood days at Western Plateau, playing neighborhood pick up football, basketball and baseball games as well as our athletic journey through our junior high and high school days, he was a tough competitor and a great teammate but above all he was a great friend !! Godspeed my friend and thanks for being you !!

  6. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    I coached Greg at Western Plateau in Kids Inc. Football. I could see then he would become successful in Life. Because his work ethics. He was always on time, did what he was told to do and always gave 110%.
    Enjoyed the service today,.

  7. Though I haven’t seen him in many years, I could immediately see his friendly and kind high school face in my mind’s eye upon this very sad news. The comments are so true in that he was a very nice guy. May he rest in peace and may God bless the family.
    Henry Crawford

  8. Jill, I am so sorry for your loss,. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With love from your cousins, Michelle, Melinda and Uncle Cecil.

  9. Jill,

    I wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family. Greg was a friend and a wonderful person.


  10. Jill,
    My heart hurts for you and your family. I remember when you both started dating. May the sweet wonderful 37 years of memories, and closeness of family and friends give some comfort during these difficult times. Continued praying for you and family.
    Love you!

  11. Jill, I’m so sorry for your loss. Greg was such a great person! Prayers for you and and your family. Hugs sweet friend 🙏❤️🙏

    Claude & Shannon Cupell

  12. Went to Bonham and AHS with Greg and he was the nicest guy ever. I’m sorry for the family who lost their best friend.
    My very best to his family and all his friends.
    Lisa ‘Bicknell’ Counts

  13. Jill,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. May the closeness of family and friends bring you peace and comfort at this most difficult of times. Praying for you and your family.
    Much love,
    Larissa Wilson

  14. With heartfelt condolences. May loving memories of Greg bring you peace, and comfort. Thinking of the entire family during your time of sorrow. Renae Lorenc Pedroza

  15. Sorry for your loss. So sad . Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you during these trying times.
    Danny & Melanie Novak

  16. Jill,
    My deepest condolences. My heart aches for you. May God hold you and your family in His hands. Love and prayers, Donna Trowbridge

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