Shawn Michael McMurray, 41, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away at home while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 5:03 a.m.

Shawn was born December 10, 1976, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Gary M. and Wanda J. Storts McMurray.  He was a 1995 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He loved anything with an engine (cars, boats, motorcycles) and for several years was a car salesman at the family-run G-MAC Auto Sales.  He was a skilled craftsman who loved to remodel homes, his greatest pride being the home with Rhodamae.

Shawn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee.  He was also a member of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449; the Washington Shrine Club; served on the board of trustees of Habitat for Humanity of Fayette County, Ohio, Inc.; was a volunteer with the Fayette County Food Pantry and delivered meals to shut-ins at Thanksgiving time.

He was larger than life and befriended everyone he met with a smile that could light up a room.    He was personable and giving and had the gift of connecting with people from all walks of life.

Shawn was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vollie R. and Edith McMurray and Roy and Frances B. Storts.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rhodamae Marie Cartwright whom he married November 19, 2016; his parents, Gary M. McMurray and Wanda J. McMurray; a sister, Jennifer (Rich Brannon) McMurray; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Loren and Mary Ellen Cartwright; sisters-in-law, Angela (Richard Knutson) Cartwright and Allison (Matt) Barga; brother-in-law, Clayton Cartwright; nephews, Nic Brannon, Ethan and Connor Barga; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; his beloved church family and many loving friends.

Shawn’s family extends special thanks for the caregivers from Heartland Hospice and the Neuro Oncology Department at The Ohio State University.

A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Monday, June 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House.  The funeral will immediately follow at the church with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street or the Fayette County Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 322, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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  • Marsha elzey says:

    Sorry for the families loss sending you all hugs & prayers rip Shawn u will be forever loved & missed

  • Sail on Shawn! Your time served here on earth was a gift to everyone who knew you & so very meaningful! Thanks for the wonderful memories and your beautiful outlook. Thanks for always being there with a big smile for who ever needed you! You are a true Warrior and fought a HUGE most difficult battle! You will forever be our HERO and our STAR cousin/dear friend! Rest in Peace.
    Rhodamae & family, our hearts are with you in the coming days.. You also have fought the battle along with Shawn and this has not been taken for granite or taken lightly.. God Bless you all.

  • Lorri Marting Love says:

    Godspeed Shawn. You will always be Jennifer’s crazy little brother to me. My thoughts are with your family.