MAYSVILLE — Gary Russell McMurtrey, 62, of Summer Shade, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at his residence.

Born Oct. 19, 1956, in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles McMurtrey and Arlene Morgan McMurtrey, who survives.

On Oct. 11, 1985, he married Sharon Harper McMurtrey, who survives.

Gary retired as a rural mail carrier after 31 years. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He was drafted by the New York Yankees after high school graduation. He coached his sons in baseball, basketball and football. He loved hunting, golf, his farm, and he was a third generation wood worker. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors, besides his wife and mother, include two sons, Russ (Erika) McMurtrey of Nashville, Tenn. and Ty (fiancé Emma Wilson) McMurtrey of Summer Shade; one daughter, Emily McMurtrey of Nashville; two grandsons Owen and Easton McMurtrey; two brothers, Tom (Freda) McMurtrey of Summer Shade and David (Phyllis) McMurtrey of Maysville; three sisters, Jan (David) Page of Bowling Green, Laurie (Jimmy) Butler of Edmonton and Shana McMurtrey of Summer Shade; mother-in-law, Joyce Ann Harper of Summer Shade; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Services will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

Visitation was Saturday, July 6 from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be Monday, July 8, 2019 after 7 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery.