Robby Joe Murphy, September 15, 1957~January 30, 2017

Murphy11Robby Joe Murphy, 59, of Farmington died January 30, 2017. He was born September 15, 1957 in Springdale to Lee Onis and Beverly Fletcher Murphy.

Robby was a dedicated parts salesman for Motion Industries for 30 years and was an avid hunter,  fisherman, as well as a John Wayne fan. In his younger days, bull riding was his favorite sport. He always enjoyed the time spent with his granddaughter, Skylar.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wendell Murphy.

He is survived by two sons, Ethan Murphy and wife, Whitney of West Fork and Wacey Murphy of Bella Vista; one brother, Garry Murphy and wife, Kathy of Berryville; and one special granddaughter, Skylar Murphy.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Elm Springs Cemetery with Earvel Fraley officiating. Interment will follow in Elm Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Friday, February 3, 2017 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR. 72202 in Robby’s name.

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    Cheryl Gallaway » 01. Feb, 2017

    I have never met Robby in person but talked to him frequently on the phone for business
    all of us here at Ozark Fluid Power are so sorry to hear of Robby’s passing.
    R.I.P. Robby

    David Sanford » 01. Feb, 2017

    Robby and I fished together, worked together and a few times in our lives we cried together. He was the brother I never had. Love you Robby

    Scotty Bowen » 01. Feb, 2017

    Robby has been a friend for 30 years. I still hunt where he and I hunted together 25+ years ago. We sure had a lot of fun together. Although my career separated us over the years, we always picked right up every time we talked as if we hadn’t lost touch. You were always a good friend, and a dad I know loved his boys more than anything. I will miss you . R I P Robby (Smurphy)

    Mike Burnett » 02. Feb, 2017

    Gary and Family May God Bless you in this time of need. Dear Lord please watch over the family as they go through this tough time and I asked this is your sweet holy name Amen and God Bless.

    Garry Parrish » 02. Feb, 2017

    Thinking about you and your family during the difficult time.
    Love you all. Uncle Garry

    Scott Snodgrass » 02. Feb, 2017

    Very sorry to hear of Robby’s passing. Robby and i met through rodeo 30+ years ago and became friends. May God bless and comfort the family during this difficult time.

    R.I.P. Robby

    Reb and Jordan Smith » 02. Feb, 2017

    Robby and my Dad rode bulls together way back 30 years ago. Never did I imagine we’d end neighbors and then friends. He was never too busy to stop and say “hi” and just see how things were going. It saddens me know we won’t be greeted with a smile and a wave on a daily basis. We’re sending prayers to Robby and his family in hopes that they will be able to find comfort and peace knowing he’s watching over them.

    Tammy Williams » 02. Feb, 2017

    I never met Robby in person but I talked to him almost weekly. I was very saddened to here of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family and to his Motion family ( Greg and David). He will be missed by me and all of us at Cargill who dealt with him daily. Rest In Peace Robby.

    Gary Warren » 03. Feb, 2017

    Sorry to hear the passing of a life long friend..used to rodeo with him…RIP my friend

    Brandy Huddleston » 04. Feb, 2017

    The BEST UNCLE in the world!!!! I have nothing but great childhood memories of you! When you would stop in to visit at granny’s when I was little I would listen to you and Dad talk and cut up. The stories you two had were so funny to me as a kid but now I cherish the memories!!! You will be missed dearly! I pray that God puts his hedge of covering over our family gives us peace and a sound mind and strength to get through these days.I love you Uncle Robby ,may you rest in peace.