Howard Thomas Murphy

Born: Sat., Sep. 20, 1958
Died: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019


5:00 PM Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
Location: Bethabara

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Location: Bethabara

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Obituary of Howard “Tom” Murphy


Howard Thomas “Tom” Murphy, 61 of Cherokee, NC passed away on November 8, 2019. Tom, as he was known by family and friends, was proceeded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Roberts Murphy, sons; John D. Murphy and Bill Owle, and one sister, Ruby Murphy.

He is survived by his daughters, Talleda Wilson (John), Tashina Murphy and Reena Murphy, all of Cherokee, NC. Tom also leaves behind his brothers, Archie Murphy, Carl Murphy, Clarence Murphy and Douglas Murphy as well as his sisters ; Wanda Murphy, Patricia Hornbuckle, and Beverly Smith.

Tom will be remembered as a loving grandfather who loved his grandbabies. Tom was an avid car lover and an auto mechanic by trade. He will be missed by family, friends and his precious grandchildren.

Visitation will Saturday, November 9, 2019 beginning at 5:00pm at Bethabara Church in Cherokee, NC. Funeral Services will be Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm with Pastor James “Bo” Parris officiating at Bethabra Church. Burial will be at Murphy Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be among family and friends.


Long House Funeral Home assisted with arrangements

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