Joe Frank Murphy, 91, of Crossett, died on February 22, 2020, in El Dorado.
Mr. Murphy was a veteran of the United States Army. He owned and operated Murphy’s Auto Body, which he established in 1961. He was a charter member of the Klassy Kruzers Car Club and he enjoyed cooking, hunting, and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Melba Jean Courson Murphy in 2015; a son, Ricky Joe Murphy in 2008; his parents, Walter A. and Nettie Smith Murphy; a brother, Richard Boyd Murphy and two sisters, Reatha Murphy Robinson and Annalene Murphy Bays.
He is survived by a son, Greg Murphy and wife, Angela, of Crossett; a brother, Ben Paul Murphy of Mobile, Alabama; five grandchildren, Jonothan Murphy, Ben Murphy and wife. Lynsie, Brad Murphy and wife, Alicia, Dylan Murphy and wife, Melissa, and Allison Murphy; seven great-grandchildren, Bentley, Aiden, Hailey, Spencer, Camryn, Greyson and Addison and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg. Rev. Jamie Staley will officiate. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Leon Gifford, Daniel Rice, Danny Courson, Jeff Murphy, John Welch, Jr., and J.W. Floyd. Honorary pallbearers are the employees of Murphy Auto Body.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.