Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA


Brent Alan Murphy

January 22, 1962August 8, 2019

On August 8, 2019, Brent Alan Murphy of Atlanta, Georgia, died of natural causes at home. He was born on January 22, 1962, in Pittsfield MA.

Brent was preceded in death by his father, Wilton Wesley Murphy of Louisville, KY. He is survived by his loving wife Nichole N. Murphy of Atlanta, GA his brother Brian Murphy, sister-in-law Monica Murphy of Buffalo, NY, and sister Kristin Sydnor, brother-in-law Gary Sydnor of Siler City, NC; and his children Blair Wesley Murphy, Evan Vincent Murphy, Samantha Kay Garrett, Taylor Leigh Garrett, and Natalie Marie Garrett. Brent is also survived by a large circle of friends and co-workers who meant the world to him.

Dr. Murphy is a double Board-certified surgeon who has practiced in the metro Atlanta area for more than 20 years. Originally recruited from academics at the University of South Alabama, he specialized in both cosmetic and reconstructive Oculofacial plastic surgery. In 2018, he decided to establish his own private practice in Sandy Springs.

Dr. Murphy attended college and medical school at the University of Kentucky graduating from both with honors. Following the completion of his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Dr. Murphy completed a two-year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery while also serving on the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University. He then joined the faculty of the University of South Alabama as assistant professor and Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery. After relocating to Atlanta in 1997, he attained board certification in facial cosmetic surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. This subspecialty board is now the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, of which Dr. Murphy is a founding member.

Dr. Murphy was happily married to his wife Nichole. They have five grown children, two boys and three girls. They all enjoy spending time together boating at Lake Lanier on weekends. Both Dr. Murphy and his wife enjoy gardening and cooking especially on The Big Green Egg. Other interests include listening to U2, travel, hiking and SEC sports; but particularly, Kentucky Wildcat basketball.

A private memorial service for Brent will be held. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made in Brent’s honor to the American Cancer Society, a health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. You may donate online at the link below.


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Jake Hardison

August 15, 2019

I was shocked to receive notification of Dr. Murphy's passing. I was a patient of his since 2010, and I last saw him at my yearly check-up last month in July. I will think of his family at this time, and my prayers are with them at this time.

wanda lamb

August 15, 2019

Dr. Murphy was a very caring doctor and I considered him a friend. He will be greatly missed.

Russ Maney

August 14, 2019

What a shock - my thoughts and prayers to Brent's family. He was my roommate during our freshman year at UK. I think, thanks to Brent, I listened to a lifetime's worth of Rolling Stones music in that 9 months - ha. Even though we eventually lost touch, it was obvious even then that he was destined to do great things. So sad that he departed this life so soon, but he clearly made the best of his time, both as a doctor and family man. I believe he will eventually be reunited with his loving family when they join him in the next life. Until then, RIP roommate!

Florina Trifu

August 14, 2019

I knew dr Murphy for almost 20 years; we work together at my spa in Johns Creek. He will be terrible missed. My sincere condolences to the family!

Joan Hosfeld

August 14, 2019

Doctor Murphy was such a great Surgent! I looked for years to find a doctor I felt really good about. Immediately, I trusted him. I did not get nervous to have the surgery, at any point after that. I trusted him entirely. He made my life happier for doing my eyes!!
He also bought morel mushrooms from me. He got soo excited when he bought them several times. Like other morel lovers, he knew they were hard to come by. I was so glad I could get them for him. That made both of our lives happier. He knew how delicious they were as he must have also eaten them , as I did, as a small child.
God bless and take care of his family for I know, they will feel the painful lost of this husband, father and friend! My prayers will be lifted up for all of the people he loved. Forever he will be in your hearts and, forever he will be remembered as a man who changed many peoples lives for the better. Thank you Doctor Murphy! Enjoy the peace of paradise🙏🏻 Sincerely, Joan Hosfeld... Patient

Bridget Boogaerts

August 13, 2019

I am honored to have met and known Brent. An amazing guy; smart, funny, talented... taken way too soon. My deepest condolences to Nicole and his children. I am so sorry to hear of this devastating loss.