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Charles Eugene Murphy

Charles Eugene Murphy of Vandervoort Ar  age 82 passed from Earth on February 23, 2021 in his home in Brooklet, Georgia.

He was born on May 5, 1938 to the late Walter Willliam Murphy and Nora Lane in Newport, Arkansas. Charles loved to fish, hunt for crystals and other interesting rocks, loved spending time with his family and friends, and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Statesboro, Georgia.

He was survived by his wife Marla Jean Riley-Brooklet GA, sons Charles Murphy Jr.- Fordice AR, Walter Murphy- Ozark AR, Travis Murphy- Vandervoort AR, daughters: Tami Murphy- Dallas TX,  Nora Robinson – Vandervoort AR, Deantha Gibbons – Vandervoort AR. 5 step sons Jasson Smythe, Tommy Smythe, Johnny Smythe, Jeremiah Smythe, and Jared Smythe. Along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his late wife Barbara Murphy, brother Larry, sister Dorthy, and his children Randy and Mandy Murphy. Charles has donated his body to medical science, in which he will later be cremated and returned to be buried by his late wife Barbara in Wickes, AR. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be sorely missed by all. 

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 6, 2021 at 2:00 at Live Oak Baptist Church in Cove, Ar. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate his life and share their stories of him.

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