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Joe Thomas Wrye

May 15, 1947 — August 26, 2022

Mr. Joe Thomas Wrye, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Wrye was born on May 15, 1947, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Dallas and Mae Wrye. He was a self-employed car detailer and was member of the South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Wrye.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lynn Wrye of Murray, Kentucky; to whom he married on September 15, 1968; one daughter, Shannon Tucker and husband Jackie of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Jody Wrye of Murray, Kentucky; three sisters, Carylon Walker, Shirley Thompson, and Kathy Hill and husband Barry all of Murray, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Wrye of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, McKensie Heskett and husband Ian and Carlton Tucker both of Murray, Kentucky; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the South Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. David Allbritten officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Monday, August 29, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, August 29, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Memorial Graveside

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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South Pleasant Grove Cemetery


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