Jim L. McMurtry, 82, Scottsbluff

Jim L. McMurtry, 82, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, October 11, 2012, quietly at his home surrounded by his family.

His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. Military Honors will be provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. The family has requested you wear casual attire in honor of Jim.

A memorial has been established in care of the family for designation to a charity at a later date.

James L. McMurtry was born March 27, 1930, at Sweetwater, Nebraska to Claude and Ferne (Fellows) McMurtry. He attended Hastings High School. Jim married Bessie Pomplun on January 1, 1950. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Scotts Bluff County as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and for Cornhusker Tractor and Equipment Company as a mechanic and later as a salesman.

Jim was a member of Presbyterian Church and a life member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie McMurtry; son, Monte (Melody) McMurtry of Madison, North Carolina; daughter, Peggy (Rocky) Robinson of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Dustin (Elizabeth) McMurtry of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Tobin McMurtry of Summerfield, North Carolina, Clinton McMurtry and Haley McMurtry of Sargent; Elisa (Cody) Garton of Scottsbluff; Kelli (Robert) French of Morrill; and Melinda (John) Macias of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Caden, Caleb and Carter Garton of Scottsbluff, Reegan and Bailee French of Morrill, and Anthony, Alicia and Austin Macias of North Platte; brother, Gary (Judy) McMurtry of Scottsbluff; sisters, Ruth Hauschild of Ravenna and Mellie McKinney of Alliance; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Pete and Barb Pomplun of Oconto; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Howard.

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