Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Joe Murphy
November 25, 1949 - January 5, 2018
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Visitation services for Joe Murphy, 68, of Kilgore will be 4:00 until 6:00 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Murphy passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Longview, Texas.

Joe was born on November 25, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan and was preceded in death by his parents, Dillon Murphy and Barbara Woodruff Murphy and brother, John Murphy. Joe Murphy moved to Texas in 1982 and started working for Walmart until he retired after 23 years of service. Joe’s love for Chevy’s was inspired by his 69 Camaro and restoration of his 57 Chevy 150 2 door post and 67 Camaro convertible. His love for cars and racing was followed by his hobbies of woodworking and antiquing. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and great uncle.

Joe is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dee Murphy of Kilgore; son, Joseph R. Murphy II and wife Anna; daughter, Deanna Petty of East Mountain, Texas; brother, Danny Murphy and wife Fran of Canton, Michigan; niece, Madeline Murphy of Canton, Michigan; five grandchildren, Sydney Paige, Isabella Marie, Joseph R. III, Jarrod Patterson and wife Amanda and Patrick Patterson and wife Amber; five great grandchildren and his family furbabies.

Joe Murphy
November 25, 1949 - January 5, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Sunday, January 07, 2018
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
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