John Murr

John Keith Murr

September 25, 1948 - October 5, 2020
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MURR – John K. Murr, age 72, of Sparta, child of God, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, his Savior, the one he longed to see on Monday, October 5, 2020. John is survived by his loving wife of almost 48 years, Nancy; children, Christine (Mike) Cole, Joel Murr, and Peter (Kristin) Murr; grandchildren, Grace and John Cole, Tiffany, Rachel, Pearl, and Sam Murr; and mother, Joyce Barker. A minister of the gospel for 49 years, he enjoyed his “retirement” working security at Kellogg's keeping the elves in line. He will be remembered most for his love for his family and friends but most importantly for his love for his Lord and Savior whom he faithfully loved, followed and served. The family will receive friends at the Beuschel Funeral Home, 5018 Alpine Avenue, Comstock Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020. The Funeral Service for John will immediately follow at Beuschel Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Hankins. In memory of John, please consider memorial donations to Resurrection Fellowship Church: 321 West Valley Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

John Keith Murr was born on September 25, 1948 in Bell, California to loving parents John and Joyce Murr. He had many happy memories of fishing and going to the movies on Saturday.

He graduated from Bob Jones University and was ordained on June 6, 1971. Shortly after he met and married the love of his life Nancy who was his partner in ministry for 49 years. He served faithfully as a missionary and minister, moving 38 times. John & Nancy had 3 children all born while serving overseas. John loved spending time with his grandchildren and reading his Bible from cover to cover which he faithfully completed at least twice a year. He enjoyed spending spending his “retirement” working with his friends at Kellogg's.

He will be remembered most for his love for his Lord & Savior whom he faithfully loved, followed and served. John wanted you to remember, you are on the Victory side. Maranatha!
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    October 8, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    October 8, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    5018 Alpine Avenue
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  • Service

    October 8, 2020 | 7:00pm
    October 8, 2020 7:00pm
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    5018 Alpine Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Marquita W

Posted at 06:02pm
I have known John for several years and it hurts to know he is gone. We would pray together and talk when I delivered to Kellogg’s and it would be the highlight of day knowing I’ll see his smiling face. He was definitely a man of God and loved his wife and family. Although I couldn’t make it their today to his service, I just wanted to give a testimonial of what he meant to me and let the family know how great of a man John was. He will know hear the voice of the lord telling him well done thy good and faithful servant! I’ll miss you John but I’m happy to know you are in the hands of the Lord now

Deeon Covey

Posted at 04:43pm
So very sorry for your loss my dear friend Christine. I have so many fond memories of your dad (and all of you)! I remember vividly every time we would get in the van to go anywhere, he would always say a prayer over us and our trip. He always had a smile on his face and know he is smiling the biggest one yet now. I hope he and my dad are fishing and sharing stories once again. Much love to all of you during this difficult time.

Deeon (Caudle) Covey and family

Joyce Barker

Posted at 12:31pm
With loving memories of my only son .
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Delpha Caudle

Posted at 10:55am
Our family is deeply saddened at this great loss. It would be hard to find a more dedicated, genuine servant of the Lord than John Murr. We are thankful and blessed that God put him in our lives to share a special love and an eternal friendship. Love and prayers to you, Nancy, Christine, Joel, and Pete. God is with you.
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Delpha Caudle

Posted at 09:34am
With our deepest sympathy and Texas-size love from the Caudles - Delpha, Deeon and family, Dustin and family
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