OBITUARY

Clarence Milton "Dick" Murphy Jr.

January 7, 1938January 4, 2014
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Clarence Milton “Dick” Murphy, Jr., age 75, of Tyler, passed away in the mid-afternoon hours of Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Dick was born on January 7, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Clarence Milton, Sr. and Martha Ford Murphy. Dick proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He graduated from what is now West Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing. Dick married Susan Paxton at their home in Tyler on November 12, 2005; she survives. Dick was a member of Rose Heights Church in Tyler, the Masonic Lodge, and Al-anon. Those who knew Dick will remember him for his giving spirit and ability to fix anything. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Dick is survived by his wife, Susan Paxton; one daughter, Shannon Alford and husband Larry; one step-son, Rodger Paxton and wife Janet, one step-daughter, Andrea Paxton, one brother, Phillip Murphy; three grandchildren, Corey Alford, Melissa Murphy, and Nicole Crotzer; and by one great-grandson, Adrian Crotzer.

Services for Clarence “Dick” Murphy, Jr. will be held at 3:00 P.M., January 8, 2014 at Lloyd James Funeral Home with David Hickey officiating. Burial will follow at the Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery with Wendell Labat, Robbie Abillama, Tony Crotzer and Barry Fielder serving as pallbearers and Larry Alford, Cory Alford and Manny Pace serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 P.M., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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Clarence Milton "Dick" Murphy Jr.

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terri moore

January 8, 2014

My Heart is deeply sadden over the passing of Mr. murphy. Who was not just my landlord. He was also a friend. You will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my friend. Hope to get to meet you again in heaven one day...You were a inspiration to all who had the blessing of meeting you.

Joyce McWilliams

January 8, 2014

Susan, I hold you in my prayers and am so sorry for your loss. Just know you are loved very much. Joyce

January 8, 2014

Dick was so special to our family The memories are as precious,as he was.
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Margaret Waller

January 7, 2014

Dear Susan:

My heart aches for your loss of Murphy. I know how much you loved him and retired so you could be with him. Hugs and prayers your way.

Lloyd James Funeral Home

January 7, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.

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