Charles D. Murphy

June 23, 1929October 1, 2013
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Brooklet, GA Mr. Charles D. Murphy, 84, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mr. Murphy was born in Lost Creek, WV and moved to Statesboro in 1963 living here until 1974 and retired to Brooklet in 1992. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 26 ½ years of service, having served in the Vietnam War and also in Thailand and Singapore. For the next 10 years, he served on a radar ship for RCA. Charles was a faithful member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church, where he volunteered many hours of service to the church and to the XYZ Senior Citizens Group. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Denzle and Thelma Grace Bauserman Murphy and his son, Terry James Murphy. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Willa Mae Murphy, Brooklet; Sons, Chuck Murphy (Linda) and Kevin Murphy (Lesly Negron), of Statesboro; Daughters, Karen Tanksley (Steve), Stilson; Brenda Toledo, Jacksonville, FL; and Pamela Young, Cooper City, FL; Daughter-in-law, Julie Murphy, Statesboro; Brothers, Kenneth Joe Murphy (Lou), California; William Eugene Murphy (Charlotte), Keyser, WV; Marvin Lynn Murphy (Charlotte), Navarro, FL, Sister, Alma Grace Carmichael, Clarksburg, WV, 16 Grandchildren, 17 Great-Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be 3:00 PM Saturday, October 5, in Pittman Park United Methodist Church with Rev. William K. Bagwell officiating. A visitation will be held in the church from 1:30 PM until the funeral hour. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road, Statesboro, GA 30458 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459. Please visit Mr. Murphy’s Everlasting Memorial at to share your thoughts and remembrances with the Murphy family. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.



  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2013


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October 28, 2013

Please except my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Lean on Him for support through prayer and reading his word the Bible daily.

Wanda Reeves

October 9, 2013

Willa Mae and family...I was so sorry to learn of your recent loss. I'm sure Air Force buddies are having a reunion in Heaven. My prayers are with you and yours. God bless you geatly.

Donna Lopez

October 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have great memories of Charles in my youth. He was truly a hero of mine. Love you Willa Mae and family.
Donna Southern Lopez

Bonnie Marsh Taylor

October 3, 2013

To the Murphy family - I have great memories of going over to your house in Jr-High and High School. What a fun, happy family, with everybody laughing! Your dad was such a nice man. What a great life he had. Thinking of all of you!

Concetta Matthey

October 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Charles was an awesome man that loved his family dearly. May God wrap his arms around you in this time of sorrow and give you peace, strength and comfort for the days ahead. I love you all.

Cissy Reagan

October 3, 2013

Prayers going up for your family at this time. May God's peace surround you and His comfort lift you. Up. God Bless

Brenda Luckie Stallings

October 3, 2013

Mrs. Murphy - Brenda and the rest of the family. We have been praying for you all. I remember Mr. Murphy being kind, laughing and being so gentle with everyone. He will always be with y'all and every once in a while you will think about him and it will put a beautiful smile on your faces.

Sheilah Burr

October 3, 2013

My prayers for the family as they grief for their loved one.. May god wrap his arms around you and comfort you in your loss.

Carol Wynn

October 2, 2013

Keeping your family in our prayers, sorry to hear of your loss.

Carol Wynn/Lee Hill & Johnston Insurors