Charles Lee McMurtury
March 30, 1942 – January 18, 2021

Graveside funeral services for Charles Lee McMurtury, 78, of Cairo, GA, are on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Rod Brinkley will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. McMurtury passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Active pallbearers will be Tony McMurtury, Rodney Perry, Travis Dodd, Cody Dodd, Hunter Sadler, Jeremy Norris, Justin Dodd and Chris Dodd.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Vineyard Ministries.

Mr. McMurtury was born on March 30, 1942, in Newberry, SC, to the late Henry Valentine McMurtury and Mamie Estelle Chapman McMurtury.  He served his country in the Unites States Marines.  On August 22, 1969, he married Judy Maxine Cooper McMurtury, who survives.  He was a Dairy Farm manager for Johnsons Ranch until his retirement.  He was a member of Vineyard Ministries of Cairo.  Mr. McMurtury loved gardening and the Lord.

Survivors include: his wife, Judy Maxine Cooper McMurtury of Cairo, GA; children,  Polly Ann Scott (Jody) of Cairo, GA, Jerry Dodd (Kristi) of Madison, GA, Bill Dodd (Angeline Dodd) of Cairo, GA; daughter-in-law, Billie Dodd of Waycross, GA; grandchildren, Chance Scott of Cairo, GA, Jason Scott (Sarah) of Whigham, GA, Brad Dodd (Brooke) of Grand Junction, CO, Lisa Dodd (Shane) of Grand Junction, CO, Brandon Dodd (Crystal) of Folkston, GA, Kimberly Dodd Thuma (Billy) of Grand Junction, CO, Justin Dodd (Kira) of Madison, GA, Chris Dodd of Madison, GA, Amber Dodd of Madison, GA, Cody Dodd of Warner Robins, GA, Travis Dodd (Dani) of Camilla, GA, Brandi Dodd Sadler (Hunter) of Cairo, GA, Candice Dodd Norris (Jeremy) of Cairo, GA, Will Dodd of Cairo, GA, Shirley Morey Dodd of Cairo, GA; host of great-grandchildren; brothers, Dan McMurtury of Whitmire, SC, Tony McMurtury (Pat) of Newberry, SC; sisters, Margie Perry of Newberry, SC; brother-in-law, Roger Perry of Silverstreet, SC; special friend, Ronnie Newton of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sons, William Timothy Dodd, Sr., Terry Felton Dodd; grandson, William Timothy Dodd, Jr.; sister, Kathleen Perry; and brothers, Lawerence McMurtury, Hayward McMurtury.

Memorials may be made in Mr. McMurtury’s memory to: Vineyard Ministries, 2189 Hwy 84 East, Cairo, GA 39828.

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