Kenneth Travis Murphey

December 14, 1951September 29, 2020

Kenneth Travis Murphey, age 68, went home to be with Jesus on September 29th in Mobile, Alabama. Affectionately known to so many as “Kenny” or “Big Murf”, he resided in Mobile, Alabama and was an active part of his community of family and friends.

Kenny was born in Mobile, Alabama to Billy T. and Lottie Mae Murphey on December 14, 1951. He attended Theodore High School then launched into his career as a professional plumber later earning his Master Plumber’s license.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents, Billy T. and Lottie Mae Murphey and younger sister, Marsha Diane Murphey. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Rose, whom he loved with all his heart and his eight children; Skip, Lee (Jennifer), Tara (Beau), Angel, Ronnie (Missy), Donnie (Heather), Christy (Ricky), Travis (Amanda). He is also survived by 17 grandchildren that were his whole world, older sister, Rosemary (Eddy) and younger brother, Charles (Kenyan).

A memorial service will be held at Grace Independent Baptist Church, 3707 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564 on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The family will gather from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with the Memorial Service beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The family request no flowers.

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  • Rose Jones Murphey, Loving Wife
  • Billy T. and Lottie Mae Murphey, Parents (deceased)
  • Marsha Diane Murphey, Sister (deceased)
  • He is also survived by his children; Skip, Lee (Jennifer), Tara (Beau), ANgel, Ronnie (Missy), Donnie (Heather), Christy (Ricky) and Travis (Amanda). 17 grandchildren, sister Rosemary (Eddy) and brother Charles (Kenyan).

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  • Memorial Celebration

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Rosanna Carolyn

October 17, 2020

What more can we say about Murphy except he was a big part of our lives. He was our Best Friend , traveling buddy , go out to eat friend and so much more .
A definite gentleman In his time and in our lives . I know right now there is a big void in our hearts that will stay with us To the end of our time . We never thought we would be saying goodbye to you Murphy , it just seems so unreal Love you forever .. Roll Tide , Ro & Carolyn (Perfect one )

Mike Weathers

October 15, 2020

Murph, what can I say brother! You and I know where we stand with each other! Oh, the times we shared, the good times and bad, just the closeness that we felt with each other. I cannot put into words my feelings about your passing! I’m sure Rosey and Charles remember those years back in school when I practically lived with you guys, you, Gary and I did everything together, I mean we didn’t go anywhere that we didn’t all check in with each other! You were truly my brother and I loved you then, I love you now! Over the years we went different ways, but our friendship never died! Hard for me to know I live in a world without Big Murph, it breaks my heart! Till we meet again my brother , Rest In Peace ! I miss you!

Theresa Wiggins

October 10, 2020

Big Murph,
Thanks for always being such a special friend.
I will never forget all the times the 4 of us spent camping at Paul B. Johnson. Those days and all the other fun times are memories that I will forever cherish.
Gatlinburg was also a special memory.
Kenny and I love you and will miss you terribly.


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