Rick Murphy, 62, passed away on December 18, 2016 in Little Rock surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Dumas and was the son of JW and Carrie Lou Murphy of Gould.
A graduate of Star City High School, Mr. Murphy attended the University of Arkansas, where he played football for the Razorbacks and was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. After attending the U of A, Rick began his professional career in Rogers at First Federal Savings & Loan. In 1982, he was named to the Rogers Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He believed in the growth of Northwest Arkansas and was a part of many organizations to ensure that growth, including the Rogers Centennial Commission and the Chamber’s Harvest Fest committee. In 1985, he was promoted to President of First Federal and became the youngest savings and loan president in the state of Arkansas. Rick went on to enjoy a long career in banking.
Mr. Murphy was a man of great wit and charm and was always ready to help lend a hand to a friend in need. He loved his family, Razorback football and Elvis Presley.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his father, JW Murphy; a son, Ryan Murphy; and a brother, Mike Murphy.
Survivors are his two daughters, Mollie Murphy (Chad) Thompson of Monticello and Meagan Murphy of Little Rock; his mother, Carrie L. Murphy of Little Rock; two brothers, Randy Murphy of Little Rock and Mark (Sonya) Murphy of Little Rock; three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on December 21 at 2 p.m. at Dark Corner Cemetery in Gould with Rev. Jim Smith officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Dumas one hour prior to the graveside service.