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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Jackie Coleman Murphy

October 18, 1933February 10, 2020

JACKIE C. MURPHY TAYLORSVILLE - Jackie C. Murphy, 86 of Taylorsville has been reunited with his wife, Robbie and family and standing guard in Heaven with all those who have fallen before on February 10, 2020. Born on October 18, 1933 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Carl and Ethel Murphy. Jackie was a retired United States Marine, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was an avid bass fisherman who enjoyed being on the lake with friends and family. Family left behind; sons, Carl Murphy and wife Sharon, Larry Newhall and wife Pepper; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin Murphy and wife LaRue; sister, Margie Abernethy and husband Gary; sister-in-law, Violet Murphy; niece, Denise (Betsy) Cooper and husband, Roy and many nieces and nephews who loved him. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1 PM at Catawba Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 AM – 12:45 PM at the funeral home. Please take a moment to remember at least one thing he did or said to make you smile. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Marine Corps League or Toys for Tots. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Murphy Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

  • FAMILY

  • Carl Murphy (Sharon), Son
  • Larry Newhall (Pepper), Son
  • Alvin Murphy (LaRue), Brother
  • Margie Abernethy (Gary), Sister
  • Violet Murphy, Sister-in-law
  • Denise (Betsy) Cooper (Roy), Niece
  • 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who loved him.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Colton Long
  • Chuck Jonas
  • David Barnes
  • Chris Maltry
  • Trevor Murphy
  • T.J. Murphy
  • DONATIONS

  • The Marine Corps League
  • Toys for Tots

Services

17 February

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Catawba Funeral Home


Hickory, NC

17 February

Celebration of Life Service

1:00 pm

Catawba Funeral Home


Hickory , NC

Memories

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Danielle & Kendra Barnes

February 15, 2020

We always loved staying with Uncle Jack and Aunt Robbie when we were little. He’d take us fishing on Lake Hickory and tell us to be really quiet so we didn’t scare away all the fish. Aunt Robbie would make us the best bologna sandwiches and we’d throw the bread crust in the water to feed the fish. Uncle Jack and Papa (Johnny) taught us how to go trolling and would always give us their blue blockers sunglasses so we could see all the fish and their nests in the water. After a long day of “fishing” we’d fall asleep watching The Jungle Book. Those were the good ol’ days! Uncle Jack - make sure you give Papa a big hug from his dingbats!

Tim Canipe

February 14, 2020

Fished with Jack many a time in his red Dixie boat. He would gladly share his secret spots and tell us how it looked before Hickory was a lake. He even put me on a 8 pound striper one day trolling out on a point. He was a good guy and full of a lot of stories I still share today.

Chelsea Murphy

February 14, 2020

Carl Murphy

February 14, 2020

Sharon Murphy

February 14, 2020

He became my Father when i no longer had my own and i loved him dearly. He will forever be in my heart.

Sharon Murphy

February 14, 2020

love the smile He shared when he was told about the pending arrival of his great-grandchild.

lISA bARNES

February 13, 2020

Uncle Jack always had a smile, good story to tell and always said yes to give a ride on his motorcycle or go fishing on his boat! Love and will miss you!

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