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Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens

3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA

OBITUARY

Thomas J. Murphy

December 28, 1929June 28, 2020

Thomas Joseph Murphy passed away June 28th at the age of 90 at his home.

Tom was born in the Bronx, New York. The second child of James Thomas Murphy and Teresa Carhart Murphy. His brother James Donald Murphy preceded him in death.Tom was a graduate of All Hallows High School. He then graduated from Business school with an accounting degree. After serving for 2 years in the United States Army he began a 38 year career with Amoco Oil Company as an accounting manager. Tom married Dorothy McLaughlin in 1953 and raised their daughter Lynn in New York, Baltimore, and Snellville.

He is survived by his his wife Adi Murphy, daughter Lynn Wilson, son in-law Barry Wilson, grandchildren Lauren Wilson,Brian Wilson and Julie Wilson, and great granddaughter Madison. He is also survived by his sister in law Ruth Murphy , niece Patricia Murphy and nephew Richard Murphy. Tom was an outstanding athlete and once had a try out with the New York Yankees. Tom enjoyed a 38 year retirement and was truly blessed with many loyal friends.

In 1974, Tom was a founding member of Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville . Tom could always be found on the golf course or tennis courts up until age age of 88. He was know as a legend around Summit Chase, even having the honor of Tennis court #1 dedicated in his name. His dry sense of humor was appreciated by all who loved him. The family request that donations include Summit Chase County Club 3197 Classic Dr. Snellville, Ga. 30078 marked “Tom Murphy Memoriam”.

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

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Julia Bettress

July 5, 2020


Tom and my husband Fred were golf buddies since the eighties. They had their foursome and Tom was the last of these great friends. ..Jim Tremor BillWhitman, Tom, Fred, later Tom Roderick, Fred Ablan. Love and sympathy to you all. So sorry I was out of town and couldn’t attend .

Beth Thomas

July 4, 2020

Tom played golf with my husband Weldon Thomas+.
He was an inspiration to Weldon. Weldon passed away in March of 2019. Tom and Addi were our friends at Summit Chase
Country club and Tom will be missed by all who knew him.

Janice Palmer

July 2, 2020

I never knew Mr. Murphy personally, but know that he was a cherished father to Lynn. I know that his legacy will live on as members and guests continue to play "mean" tennis games at Summit Chase! Janice Palmer

sue smith

July 2, 2020

Tom was so funny. We played tennis together and he was so sweet.
We will all miss him.

Jim Geeter

July 1, 2020

Tom Murphy and I worked together on the Amoco Administrative Center accounting management team in Atlanta and Kansas City. We were neighbors in Lenexa, KS the last nine years of our Amoco careers and carpooled to work every day. My home bordered a small park with a couple of tennis courts. Tom and I spent many happy hours playing tennis. He was a good player and an all-around good athlete,,,as well as a great friend and business colleague. One of my fondest memories of Tom goes back many years to when his father, a real dyed-in-the-wool Irishman, was confined to a nursing home in Atlanta. I never tired of Tom's stories about his exploits smuggling his father's favorite beverage into the home. I am sure his father was eternally grateful. My condolences to Tom's family. Jim Geeter

Donna Stull

June 30, 2020

Daddy Tom aka Papa Smurf, you put up with Lynn and I for years! I will miss you cutting up with us and that wonderful smile!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY