John Murrow

John Aldon Murrow

Sunday, November 11th, 1945 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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John A. Murrow, 74, of Bannerville, passed from this life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, John was a 1963 graduate of Mellon High School. He retired from Georgia Pacific in 2008 following 38 years of service as a lime kiln operator. John was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Palatka. In addition to hunting and fishing, John’s greatest passion was time spent with his wife, his sons, grandchildren and any family functions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas C. Murrow and Dorothy Knowles Murrow, a sister, Dessie Langford and 2 brothers, Sonny Murrow and Butler Murrow.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane Murrow of Bannerville, 4 sons, Nick Murrow (Wendy) of Titusville, Jamie Murrow (Tracy) of East Palatka and Jerry Murrow (Tara) of Jacksonville and Chester Cherry (Tracy) of Bannerville, 2 brothers, Fred Murrow (Nadine) of Bannerville and Stacey Murrow of Hawthorne, 2 sisters, Betty Mullins and Jeannell Carroll (Richard) of Bannerville, 12 grandchildren, Ashley Chaffin (Jeff), Kaitlyn Gallagher (Cory), Jonathon Murrow, Whitney Murrow, Blair Barring (Bill), Jarrett Murrow (Jasmine), Emma Murrow, Jathan Murrow, Alexis Armstrong (Scott), Makayla Murrow, Madison Murrow and Mallory Murrow and 5 great-grandchildren, Brantley Gallagher, Paislee Gallagher, Brooks Gallagher, Cora Chaffin and Lillie Murrow.
Services celebrating John’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Southside Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastors Shaun Thomas, Rudy Howard, Glenn Martin and Wayne Geck officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 until the time of services at 11:00 A.M.
The services will also be live-streamed and can be accessed through Southside Baptist Church’s website.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. box Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at John’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Southside Baptist Church
    2920 Browns Landing Road
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Southside Baptist Church
    2920 Browns Landing Road
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Shaun Thomas
    Pastor Rudy Howard
  • Interment

    Providence Cemetery
    141 N Providence Church Rd.
    Bardin, FL
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Pat Carson

Posted at 08:55pm
Such a wonderful neighbor you were. Love and condolences to you Diane and family.


Amanda, Josh, & Jeremy Pastermack

Posted at 10:05pm
Our prayers are with you as you celebrate and remember Pop's beautiful life and heart! God has welcomed home his treasured son. We love you all!
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Chad & April Comer

Posted at 04:56pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 09:45am
We are offering prayers for Pop, and for the entire Murrow Family. May he Rest In Peace, and the Peace of Christ be with you all.
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