Kenneth Ray “KR” McMurtrey was born June 15, 1982 to Jerry Kent McMurtrey and Nancy Sullivan McMurtrey. His twin, Julie, was born two minutes before Kenneth. Much to the sorrow of all, he has preceded her on his journey home to be with our Lord. He died surrounded by family on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Visitation will be at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 5:00—8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Cedarcrest Family Cemetery (1989 Parsons Rd., Raymond, MS). Kenneth grew up in Dry Grove. He was baptized at and attended Wynndale Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Terry High School in 2001. After high school, he attended Hinds Community College. He was a hardworking man and was employed by Stuart Irby at the time of his passing. He was married to his loving wife, Erin Carter, on December 13, 2008 and together they had three beautiful boys: Carter, Cash, and Colt. He and his family were presently residing at Dry Grove. A true outdoorsman, Kenneth loved enjoying the blessings of nature. He loved to hunt, particularly duck and deer, and loved to spend time outdoors riding 4-wheelers, ATVs, and partaking in the bounty God provided. Kenneth was a genuine human being who brought joy to everyone. He always had a slightly mischievous gleam in his eyes when he flashed his infectious smile. He was always willing to lend a hand when a hand was needed and brought smiles and laughter to those around him. He was easy-going and always took things in stride. He was strong in his Christian faith and strong in his convictions. To know him was to love him. He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Nancy; his wife, Erin and sons, Carter, Cash, and Colt McMurtrey; sister, Julie (Robert) Young; nieces, Landyn and Holly; nephew, Emmet; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, and a multitude of friends who all loved and cherished him dearly.