Robert Murphy

September 24, 2011
Robert Murphy

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Robert ìBobî Murphy of Hendersonville passed away Saturday evening, September 24, 2011.

Born in El Paso, TX, he was the son of the late Emmett and Edith Gunter Murphy.

He had proudly served his country in the US Army as a Staff Sargeant before beginning his employment with the Federal Government as a Law Enforcement Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

He retired in 1990 after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he relocated from Houston, TX to Henderson County in 2002.

Bob was a devoted husband, loving father, and caring friend.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley K. Murphy; children, Jeffrey W. Murphy and wife, Enid, of OH, Cynthia L. Stokes of Pensacola, FL, and Jennifer S. Scott of Pensacola, FL; step-daughter, Terri L. Richman and husband, Rod, of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Sue Ellen Drake and husband, Gary, of Candler.

No services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


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  • September 26, 2011
    Lonnie & Jo Bryant says:
    Shirley, I know you are going through a rough time right now as are the rest of the family. I want you to know that I always considered you & Bob close friends and I always enjoyed the times we spent talking and spending time together. Our prayers are with you and the family and you know if there is anything Jo & I can do for you, please let us know. I feel as though I have lost a dear friend but Bob will always be here in my thoughts and you in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless Shirley, Lonnie & Jo

  • September 26, 2011
    Teresa Cutting says:
    To my best friend on earth Cindy, I love you and I'm truly sorry about your dad. I wish I was there with you and your family. My prayers are with all of you. Teresa Cutting

  • September 26, 2011
    Jim and Nell Jones says:
    Shirley, We are so sorry for Bobs passing. He was such a good neighbor & friend. So enjoyable to talk with & always looked forward to seeing him coming down the street in his electric chair with his hat on. We will miss his smiling face & the talks Jim always had with him about cars. We love you & say prayers that the beautiful memories you've had together will help during this time. Love, Jim and Nell

  • September 26, 2011
    Rod Richman says:
    A terrific human being that was always there when you needed help. The type a person that you were proud to say, Bob Murphy was a friend of mine. Simply stated, he was a MAN OF HONOR

  • September 28, 2011
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