Funeral services for Billy B. Murphey Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the Lake Brownwood United Methodist Church Lake Brownwood, with pastors Tim Boeglin and Todd King Officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Heartland Funeral Home in Early.
Mr. Murphey passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 in Waco. He was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Pollock, to Daniel Lee and Della Mae Anderson Murphey. Billy and Peggy Hester were married Feb. 14, 1953 in Brownfield,.
Billy was a member of the Lake Brownwood United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Pecan Valley Detachment Marine Corp League. He was also a member of the Carpenters Local Union in Lubbock. Billy served his country in the United States Marine Corps, he was a veteran of the Korean War receiving a Purple Heart during his service.
Billy’s hobbies were fishing, hunting, camping and wood working, he loved to take his family on vacations where they spent time at the lake fishing and camping
He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Suddreth-Wideman and her fiancée Jerry Brown of West; his son, Billy Murphey Jr. and wife Linda of Bangs. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John C. Anderson and wife Jennifer of Purdon, Charles L.D. Murphey and wife Melissa of Clear Lake, and Susie McCarrell and husband Chris of Brownwood. Billy is survived by his great-grandchildren, Joshua Brian and Colby Lane Anderson, Travis Murphey, Josh Pade, and Corbin Mc Carrell. He is survived by one brother, James Murphey and wife Margie of Bonham; two sisters, Nathaleen Cobb and husband John of Lubbock, and Margaret Ann Diehl and husband Jim of Longview.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; his daughter, Cencelia; his parents; and three sisters, Evaleen, Bobbie, and Inez.
Friends and relatives may sign his online guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net. Heartland Funeral Home in Early is in charge of arrangements.