Phillip Mitchell McMurry

January 18, 1940 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 80)


   Phillip Mitchell McMurry, age 80 of Shelby, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 

   He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Wanda Ligon McMurry of the home, two daughters, Lynn McMurry Potter (Jerry) of New Bern, NC, and Stacy McMurry Thomas of Shelby, NC, four grandchildren, Megan Potter Tilley (Steve) of Durham, NC, Logan Gray Potter (Emily) of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Marley Kendall Potter of Shelby, NC, and Garrett Mitchell Thomas of Tampa, FL, a great grandson, Caleb Lewis Tilley of Duraham, NC, and a cousin, Gail White.

   Born January 18, 1940 in Cleveland County, NC, Phillip was the son of the late Martin and Claudia McMurry Whisnant.  Phillip was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  He loved listening to country music and attending Nascar races.  Phillip enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, long walks, and visiting “Big Sky Montana”.

   A private graveside service will be held at Cleveland Memorial Park on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 conducted by Kelly Young.  

   Memorial Contributions the Don Gibson Theater, P.O. Box 105, Shelby NC. 28150

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Private Services

Cleveland Memorial Park
1225 College Avenue
Shelby, NC 28152


Don Gibson Theater
P.O. Box 105, Shelby NC 28150

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