Charles Willis “Murf” Jamerson – Obituary

Charles Willis “Murf” Jamerson
May 18th, 1953 – April 25th, 2022 (Age 68)


Charles Willis “Murf” Jamerson, age 68, of rural Newton, Illinois, passed away at 3:45 PM – Monday, April 25, 2022, near Lis, Illinois.

Visitation will be held 2:00-4:00 PM – Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.  In loving memory of Murf, memorials may be made to Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Charles Willis, better known to his family and friends as “Murf” was born on May 18, 1953, in Fairfield, Illinois, the son of John and Martha (Prine) Jamerson.  He married Nancy Cox on September 25, 1976, in Newton, Illinois.

Murf served his country in the United States Air Force from November 6, 1972 till March 25, 1974, during the Vietnam War.

Murf worked as general/foreman boilermaker for over 40 years with the Boilermakers Local Union #363.

Murf was a member of the Falmouth United Methodist Church, Jasper Post #20 American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War #7537 Harvey A. Pulliam Post.

Murf was enjoyed hunting, music, 4-wheeler riding, the outdoors and was avid a motorcycle rider, traveling all other United States.  Most of all he enjoyed his time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Murf is survived by:

Wife of 45 years – Nancy Jamerson of Newton, Illinois

Children – Heather Jamerson of Lawrenceville, Illinois and Heath Jamerson (Jodi Helmbacher Rennier) of Newton, Illinois

Grandchildren – Jade (fiancé Jessica), Madelyn, Jenna, Hannah, Dalton, Elaina, LJ, Ashlynn and Kelsey

Great Grandchildren – Weston and Cooper

Papa to many others

Mother-in-law – Lois Cox Mulvaney of Lawrenceville, Illinois

Extended family – Matt Wells (Leslie Chapman) of Newton, Illinois

Murf was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Gabby, sister Barbara Jean Jamerson, fathers-in-law Raymond Cox and Oren Mulvaney.