John Foster McMurtie, Jr., age 85, of Hampstead, NC. and formerly of Pompano Beach Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at Woodbury Wellness Nursing Home in Pender County. He was born on June 25, 1930 in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
He was the son of the late John F. and Florence McMurtrie. John lived with his companion Rita Roy Phinney of Wilmington for 44 years.
For over 40 years John owned and operated the Monogram Shop in Pompano Beach. He received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Miami. He also served his country in the US. Air Force during the Korean Area.
He is survived by four sons; Gregg McMurtrie of Las Vegas, Nevada, John McMurtrie of Kansas Montana, James McMurtrie of Florida, and Brian McMurtrie.
John is also surveyed by his extended family for over 40 years; Linda and Steve Walker of Wilmington, Merry and Randy McCulloch of Leland, Laurie and Gary Augustin of Lake City Florida, Ronald and Jean Phinney of Wilksboro, NC and Karen McDougall of Jacksonville, NC.
“Papa MAC’S” grandchildren are; Lindsay McMurtrie of Las Vegas, Nevada , Sarah and Quinton Ladd of Charlotte, NC , Brian Walker and fiance Amy Barbera of Wilmington, NC, Scott Walker and fiance Julie Primm of Hampstead, NC, Stephanie (Walker) and husband Zach Bagwell of Raleigh, NC, and Kara Ricks and daughter Estelle of Jacksonville, NC.
A Private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
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