OBITUARY

Guy Edwin Murphy Jr.

August 12, 1917December 22, 2012
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Guy Edwin Murphy, Jr., known affectionately by family and friends as “G.E.”, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, December 22, 2012. The son of the late Guy E. Murphy, Sr. and Tressie E. “Penny” Doss Murphy, Mr. Murphy was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1917 and had resided in Louisiana since 1972. He is preceded in death by his brother William (Bill) Murphy and Bessie Murphy-Bailey. Mr. Murphy has two living siblings; James H. Murphy (the late Audrey) and June R. (Rita) Murphy-Zimmerman (the late Robert) of Roanoke, VA. The family he has left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Mary E. Griffin Murphy; his children, Gerald E. Murphy (Bonnie) of Meadville, PA, Robert T. Walker (Gaynell) of Kenner, Rosemary G. Walker-Chauvin (John) of La Place, Guy E. Murphy, III (Alexis) of Metairie and Julie E. Murphy-Rico (Brad) of Kenner. He is also survived by his grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a kind, loving man who worked hard as an independent businessman of nearly 60 years in financing and credit acceptance. Mr. Murphy was a former President of the Brotherhood at Williams Blvd. Baptist Church and he had a keen interest in history, travel and an undoubted love for Cadillacs. He also served the U.S. government during WWII as an engineer for the Erie Railroad, shuttling servicemen and supplies throughout the Eastern United States. We will forever remember him as a loving father, husband, brother and a friend to all that met him. He will also be remembered for his business slogan of many years; “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. A memorial gathering for Mr. Murphy will be held at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Saturday, January 5, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to your favorite charity. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Guy Edwin Murphy Jr.

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Rosemary Chauvin

May 19, 2013

Daddy, I miss you so much. I think of you every day. I know it is selfish but, I wish you were still here.

Rosemary Chauvin

January 22, 2013

You have been gone for a month and I miss you just as much.

June Rita Zimmerman

December 31, 2012

Thinkin of You

Amy Fletcher

December 29, 2012

We all loved Uncle Guy for his humor and quick wit. I know he's up in Heaven making them all laugh right now!! You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I send you love and big hugs.

Fran Lee

December 29, 2012

Rosemary and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your faith help you through this time.

Lakricia Duncan

December 28, 2012

Aunt Mary and family, we love you and are thinking of you. Guy was a wonderful man who was happy and loved life. We know he will be greatly missed.
Love Lakricia and Bron

Lakricia Duncan

December 28, 2012

Aunt Mary and family. We were sad to hear of Uncle Guy's passing. He was such a happy person always smiling and laughing. We love you and our hearts are with you. Love Lakricia and Bron.

michael meek

December 28, 2012

I am o sorry for you lost and we love you mre.marry.

Doris Autry

December 28, 2012

Dear Mary and family, I am sorry for your great loss, I know you are hurting .My prayers are with you, and my love . D
oris Autry and family

Rosemary Chauvin

December 28, 2012

Daddy your star will be one of the brightest in Heaven!