John P. Murray

Birth Date: 
Friday, November 30, 1962
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021

SMITHVILLE – John P. Murray, 58, of Smithville passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

He was born November 30, 1962 in Akron the son of William and Roseann Sorichetti Murray.

John was a mechanic for Bessler Auto Salvage in Massillon.  He was a member of R.C. Planes, Wayne Co. P.C. Club.  He was an outdoorsman enjoying fishing and he loved to cook.  John was a very giving and fun loving person.

Surviving are his parents; a daughter Hannah Murray of Smithville and siblings Thomas (Frances) Murray, Kelly (Les) Kohli and Tracy (Chris) Semrock.

He was preceded in death by a brother Jonathan Murray.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Chad Lamb officiating.  Private burial will be held

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Tuesday, November 26, 2021 from 5-7:00 p.m. at funeral home


Wednesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at funeral home


rest in peace with your SON Jonhnathan!!

John was a friend and I babysat Hannah when she was 1. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

My condolences are with the family in this difficult time John will be greatly missed he was a very good friend of mine rest in peace and fly high bud

I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Murray was a good man. I seen him at save alot lot last month we shared pictures of our kids. He will be missed.

Wishing the family prayers an hugs. John was a old friend and will be deeply missed. He was a outgoing fun guy.loved cars and making them faster..RIP my friend

Murray family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Dear Murray Family, I wanted to reach out to you today, and tell you that I send you my thoughts and deep condolences at the loss of your son, brother, and father. I pray that Jesus wraps his arms around you and gives you peace in this difficult time. I love you and wish you well.

Candace (Brown) Smothermon


Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss.

Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to the family.

John was a kind soul and I know he will be missed. God give those missing him most comfort in their hearts.

We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

Bill, Roseann and family, I was praying when I heard about the accident it wasn’t my angel. I love you all and sending love and prayers, Eia

Dear Murray and Kohli family I am so so very sorry for your loss are thoughts and prayers are with you all love Shiloh

Sending heartfelt sympathy...Love and prayers.

Rest in peace my brother I just found out you had passed away until we meet again,just rest! I'll dig the ginsang brother! And I'll never forget you !!!!!!!

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