Mr. David Lee Wrye

  • Born: September 13, 1953
  • Died: September 21, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. David Lee Wrye, age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Wrye was born on September 13, 1953, in Murray, Kentucky to the late Dallas Evan Wrye and Gertrude Mae (Rye) Wrye. He retired as a jack of all trades and was a member of the Poplar Spring Baptist Church. In addition, Mr. Wrye was apart of the Danny Phillips Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Kay (Adams) Wrye of Murray, Kentucky; they married on September 7, 1974, at the New Providence Baptist Church; one daughter, Heather Dawn (Wrye) Glisson and husband Michael of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Matthew Heath Wrye and wife Amber of Murray, Kentucky; three sisters, Carolyn Walker, Shirley Thompson, and Kathy Hill and husband Barry all of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Joe Wrye and wife Kathy of Murray, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Kayla Rushing and husband Payton, Lindsey McNutt and friend Jesse Burkeen, Riley Lane McNutt, and Kale Lacey Glisson all of Murray, Kentucky; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Poplar Spring Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Poplar Spring Baptist Church. The address to the church is as follows, 749 Poplar Springs Dr, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for your loss Phyllis and family. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Posted by Sybil Rice - Wickliffe, KY - Friend   September 25, 2021

I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. My prayers for your family. Norma Turner, Chad Turner, Leanne Turner Stephenson, husband Matt and children Ty and Kadie. Tony Turner

Posted by Norma Turner - puryear, TN - Friend   September 24, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jimmy & Peggy Greer - Murray, KY - Friend   September 24, 2021

One of the most honest and sincere men I ever met. And a good neighbor. I will see you again some fine day sir!

Posted by Scott Allen - Murray, KY - Neighbor   September 23, 2021

I worked with David off and on helping move park models and campers at water's edge campground in years past. I remember us trying to get them all moved out and lifted up above the 2011 lake flood. We were tired and stressed out but we had a lot of laughs along with it. He was a good man and was the kind of guy to say " good morning" and really mean it. He was always willing to try and help people, too. We will see him again in the next round................. of that, I have no doubt. Our hearts go out to you Phyllis, and all the family for their loss. Kirk and Sheila Patterson...... Murray, KY.

Posted by Kirk Patterson - Murray, KY - Friend   September 23, 2021

Dear Phyllis, Heather, and Heath,

May God's Peace and Comfort be with you all. We try to understand God's process of life, but it hurts when we lose somebody that we love and respect.

Jim and Judy Stahler

Posted by Jim Stahler - Murray, KY - Friend   September 23, 2021

To all the family,
We are so sorry for the loss of David. He was a good person and always showed us kindness and friendship. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you.
Mitchell & Selena McNutt

Posted by Mitchell & Selena McNutt - Buchanan, TN - Family   September 23, 2021

Thoughts and prayers continuing for each family member and loved one.

Posted by Kristi Lynn Vance - Kirksey, KY - Family Friend   September 23, 2021

Phyllis I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family and for the hard days ahead.

Posted by Karen (Darnell) Brummitte - Benton, KY - Friend   September 23, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and a very good friend to my nephews and that's how I got to know him and his wife. Sending prayers for you all

Posted by Katie Crider - Cadiz, KY - Friend   September 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy as the days continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your heart.

Posted by Bonnie Foster - Murray, KY - Family Friend   September 22, 2021

My deepest sympathies. Although not life long friends the brief meeting we had was special. Prayers to your family

Posted by Judi York - Versailles, OH - Friend   September 22, 2021

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