April 8, 1930 - August 20, 2019
Robert Joseph Murphy, Jr. (Bob), 89, of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, died August 20, 2019, following a battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Danna Redditt Murphy, sons Frank (Sharon) Murphy of Georgia, Mike (Sandi) Murphy of Tennessee, and daughter Ellan (Frank) Nauss of Tennessee, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, R.J. and Eula Murphy, and sister Amanda Wilson. After being born and raised in Brewton, Alabama, Bob served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, during which time he and his bride were stationed in Guam. Thereafter, he received his degree from the University of Alabama and pursued a career in the fiber industry, which gave his family the opportunity to experience life in several states throughout the Southeast. As his final business venture, Bob sold cabinet supplies to businesses in Dade County, Florida. After retirement, he and Danna returned to Alabama, where they became faithful members of Foley United Methodist Church. He served for many years as a volunteer tour guide at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, where his extensive knowledge and mellifluous speaking voice were put to good use. Bob instilled in his children a love of the outdoors, fishing, and camping, and some of the family’s most memorable times were spent at L Pond. He was passionate about cars, planes, and Bama football. Bob lived his faith by always showing kindness to others, and his keen wit and sense of humor will be remembered by his family and a wide circle of friends. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will take place at 12:30 PM on Thursday, September 5, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM, at the Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine Street, Foley, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Robert Joseph Murphy, Jr. (Bob), 89, of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, died August 20, 2019, following a battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Danna Redditt Murphy, sons Frank (Sharon) Murphy of Georgia, Mike (Sandi)... View Obituary & Service Information
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