Jake Junior Murphy, February 14, 1931~June 2, 2016

MurphyJake Junior Murphy, 85, of Fayetteville, died June 2, 2016. He was born February 14, 1931 in the Round Mountain Community to Jake Fulton and Elvessa Johnson Murphy. Jake was a member of Baldwin Church of Christ and was retired from the Fayetteville Police Department. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret whom he married February 8, 1951; two sons, David Murphy and wife, Cheryl of Springdale and Richard Murphy and wife, Becky of Fayetteville; 4 grandchildren, Lori, Brooke, Jamie and Jake; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Baldwin Church of Christ with Bobby Dockery officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 3-5 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Gospel Tract International c/o Baldwin Church of Christ, 4377 E. Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville, AR. 72701.

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    Randy & Linda Bradley » 02. Jun, 2016

    To Margaret and family, we extend our deepest condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Name » 02. Jun, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family! Jim and Bonnie Hawkins!

    Judy Canfield » 03. Jun, 2016

    I never will forget, I got the worse spanking of my life because of Jake. I was 4 or 5 and Jake had just come from the army and you were living at Edna’s. I thought that he hung the moon and I couldn’t wait for mother to take me to see him sooo I took it upon myself to walk from home to Edna’s along hiway 16 East. WOW when mom found out she spanked me all the way home.
    Much love to you all

    Sue Heisler » 04. Jun, 2016

    We shared many Happy Birthday cakes together. Thankful we were able to attend your Anniversary party and for your visit to my home later. We love you all and are so sorry for your loss. Long time family friends…..Sue and Edenia

    cleon & Fleeta Gentry » 04. Jun, 2016

    Margaret & family – our sympathy – we have many memories of the Murphy family- Norman, Lova, Dorothy & Junior-0 from Baldwin school & the bus rides -

    Larry & Linda McCawley » 04. Jun, 2016

    Jake was a good man. Sorry for our loss we had to be out of town till Wednesday God bless you all

    Rick O'Kelley » 05. Jun, 2016

    Renee’ and I became acquainted with Jake and Margaret not long after we moved to Fayetteville in 1976. Very special people in uncountable ways. I have many fond memories of Jake over the past many decades as I am certain anyone who met him has. Take comfort in knowing that Jake will always be remembered as a person of good character and who put a smile on many unhappy faces.

    Name » 05. Jun, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at his time. Jake will be remembered as someone who always had a story to tell and a smile for all…

    Angela Tipton » 06. Jun, 2016

    I am so very sorry to hear about Jake’s passing. He was such a sweet and kind man with the biggest heart. He will be greatly missed by so many. God bless you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.