OBITUARY

Jack Murphy

August 25, 1937February 21, 2021

A “Celebration of Life” service for Mr. Jack Lee Murphy, 83, of Anniston, will be Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 3:00PM at Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Snow officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his sons, Chris Murphy (Melanie) and Greg Murphy (Robin); brothers, Tom Murphy and John Murphy; grandchildren, Dalton Murphy (Savannah), Kimberly McFarland (Brent), Christian “CJ” Murphy, and Julianna Murphy; and his close friend Shirley Heifner.

Mr. Murphy is preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Murphy; parents, Dee and Ada Alice Murphy; sisters, Joy Rice, Bonnie Day and Phyllis Brumbaugh.

He served his country in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at the Fort McClellan Fire Department. He was an active member of Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church, distributed Bibles for Gideon’s International; volunteered for Meals on Wheels; worked with the United Methodist Bridge Ministry for the Homeless; and was certified by the Alabama Public Health as a Nursing Home Observer.

To all that knew him he will be remembered as a true servant of Christ, whom was always willing to assist anyone in need. Some of his family’s fondest memories include seeing him every morning in his recliner studying the Word of God. He loved the Lord and the Lord’s Church and was devoted to serving his family, fellow church members, neighbors and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons International https://www.gideons.org/donate or Edgewood Congregational Methodist Church http://www.edgewoodchurch.org/.

Condolences may be left at www.chapelhillfh.com

Services

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Eddie Shurbutt

February 23, 2021

Jack was one of my first Sunday School teachers when I was a child at the Nazarene Church. I never heard an unkind word said by him or about him. Jack helped a lot of people through the years and didn't look for recognition, but it did not go unnoticed. Jack was a talker. He would talk to anyone and he always had something good to say. He loved to spread the word of God. Some people, as they get older slow down. Not Jack. It seems that he had more energy and drive to do things to help people. His attitude was infectious. He made you want to do more too. I have known him for at least 55 years and have to say that he was as faithful a servant of God as anyone I have ever met. An example for all. The photo is Jack in the red apron preparing breakfast for the men of the church. He probably helped wash dishes and vacuumed later.

Julie Edwards

February 23, 2021

We will always remember Jack as not only a cheerful Meals on Wheels delivery driver, bringing a smile to homebound clients along with their meals, but as a Monday Morning volunteer with Interfaith Ministries Open Door program.
Jack helped us start each week off positively by overseeing the Monday Morning Showers for our homeless folks. His big heart and concern for others was evident in his faithful service to those in need.
Jack is missed.

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