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John Wesley Murphy

March 5, 1927 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

Sgt. John Wesley Murphy, 93, passed away November 4, 2020.  Born in Graham County, he was the son of late Merritt and Belle Pilkington Murphy.

John proudly served in the US Army 88th Blue Devil Division during1945-1947 in World War II. He was a member Black Mountain Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and just being outside working. 

 

John is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Vada Hodgins Murphy of Franklin, and daughters Peggy Murphy Ashe and Cory of Whittier, Terry Murphy Stamey and Dennis of Highlands, Judy Murphy Silverstein and David of Franklin, and Sylvia Murphy Sprinkle and Lamar also of Franklin; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren all of Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Novella Murphy Sawyer, James “Arthur” Murphy, Odell Murphy, Burdell Murphy Brackett, Annie Mae Murphy Bradley, Frances Murphy Sanders, Paul Murphy, and Harold Murphy; and dearest friends Carl Prince, Theodore Chambers, and John McClure.  He was survived by siblings, Vonore Murphy Carpenter, Phil Murphy, Glen Murphy, and Dorothy Jean Murphy Tilley; many nieces and nephews, a special brother-in- law Jack Hodgins and several hunting and fishing buddies. 

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, November 7, at the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Burial will follow at Black Mountain Baptist Church, Franklin, NC. Pallbearers will be Lee Talley, William Shannon, Johnny Murphy, Lamon Brown, Rodney Cook and Jake Stamey

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Carolina State Veterans Home located 62 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC.  28711.

 

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory will be serving the Murphy family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 7, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

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