Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


Dennis Daniel Murphree Sr.

September 12, 1935November 22, 2019

Dennis Daniel Murphree Sr., 84, of El Dorado passed away, November 22nd, 2019 in El Dorado, Arkansas.

He was born September 12, 1935 to Clyde C. Murphree and Florence Allison Murphree. He worked for the El Dorado Fire Department from 1958 – 1985 and retired as Deputy Fire Chief. Dennis was a deacon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, he enjoyed his Sunday school class and singing in the choir. Along with camping at Felsenthal, he was also a Razorback and NASCAR fan. Most of all, he loved his family and dog Georgia and cat Little Bit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James and Virginius; sisters Wanda and Joann.

Survivors include his wife of 65 1/2 years Pat Ward Murphree of El Dorado; sons Shelby Murphree of El Dorado and Dennis D. Murphree, Jr., (Debra) of Franklin, New Hampshire; brothers Jeff Murphree (Brenda) of El Dorado and Tom Murphree (Pat) of Morrilton, AR; sisters Catherine Taylor (Gerald) of Magnet Cove, AR and Lavon Wood of El Dorado; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Robertson officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Burns Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Ready Sunday School Class. Serving as pallbearers are Jeffrey McGriff, Blake Murphree, Justin Murphree, Richard Aaron, Otis McCroskey, Beryl Jacobs, Joe Willett and Gary Hill.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church.

An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com


  • Jeffrey McGriff
  • Blake Murphree
  • Justin Murphree
  • Richard Aaron
  • Otis McCroskey
  • Beryl Jacobs
  • Joe Willett
  • Gary Hill


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Dennis Daniel Murphree Sr.

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Kay Pelz

November 23, 2019

You and Dennis were such a sweet and special couple. You set an example of a loving Godly marriage. Your love and devotion to each other was evident.
May you feel God close in the days ahead. Cherish your memories! We love you!
Bro. Steve & Kay

Chuck Jean

November 23, 2019

Chuck and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chuck and Vickie Jean

Curt/Linda Margis

November 23, 2019

Pat, so very sorry for your loss. Dennis was a fine Christian man and I know how broken you feel right now, you know you will see him again. God just has a new angel to help in heaven.. Our thoughts and so many prayers for you and all of your family at this sad time. We know he's rejoicing to be in heaven and just waiting till the day you join him. Our love to you-special friend.