Dennis Arthur Murphy, Jr., 61, of Crossett, passed away on March 2, 2019, at his home.
He was born in Lovell, Wyoming on March 12, 1957, to his parents, Dennis Arthur, Sr. and Delores Marie Adams Murphy. He was raised in Hammond, Louisiana and was a 1977 Graduate of Raritan High School in New Jersey.
Mr. Murphy received several awards and an honorable discharge after serving 10 ½ years in the United States Navy as an Air Maintenance Mechanic. He also worked for 14 years in the maintenance department for the Area Agency on Aging.
Mr. Murphy enjoyed visiting and talking with the elderly, was a history buff, and enjoyed following the weather. He had an appreciation for a good western, especially the ones starring John Wayne, and enjoyed the James Bond movies. He was a charmer with a heart of gold that loved to joke around with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and one son, Dennis Arthur Murphy, III, also known as “Little D”; and his “Mamaw” and “Papaw” Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Rice Murphy of Crossett; a brother, Michael Murphy and wife Monica of Walker, Louisiana; a sister, Denise Crocker of Lucedale, Mississippi; three step-daughters, Amy Ford and husband, James, Cari Jo Burnett and husband, Charlie, all of Crossett, and Kristin Pullin and husband, Jamie, of Bastrop, Louisiana; his mother in-law, Hughlene Rice; a sister in-law, Brenda Henderson and husband, Mike; and a brother in-law, Arron Rice, all of Crossett; a niece, Ashlyn Schroeder; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Highway 52 W, in Crossett, with Bro. Jamie Pullin officiating.