Earl "Mick" McMurtrie
October 8, 1948 - March 3, 2013
SALEM - Mick was born the youngest of eight children in Blair, Nebraska to Earl "Mack" and Clara Betts McMurtrie and spent his formative years in the Bay Area of California. He served in the US Army Tank Corps in Vietnam 1968-1970. He moved to Salem, Oregon where he raised his son Christopher with his first wife, Chele. Mick was a successful salesman, most recently working with Empire Carpets. He was also an avid sportsman. Baseball and bowling were two of his passions and he played professionally for both sports. He has won several 300 rings for bowling and coached Little League. He was also a devoted fan of the Dodgers, Vikings and Oregon Ducks. He loved to fish for sturgeon and salmon and to spend time with his grandchildren who meant the world to him. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by all who knew him.
Mick is survived by his wife, Linda Smith McMurtrie of Salem, his son Christopher (Jocelyn) McMurtrie also of Salem, step-daughter Maggie (Brandon) Yant, Sisters Barbara (Ray) Solomon, Shirley Fibrow, Janet Curtis, Sandy (Ken) Derouin, Sharon (Bob) Ervin, Linda Haines and brother Steve McMurtrie, five grandchildren Kahleb, Cody and Samantha McMurtrie and Natalie and Logan Yant and many nephews and nieces whom he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his sister Ruby, and his parents Earl "Mack" and Clara.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 1pm at Grace Community Church, 4105 NE Lancaster Dr. NE in Salem.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the
Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.