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Charles Clifford Murphy

August 27, 1928 - October 28, 2018

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Dewey Oklahoma Cemetery, 411 E Don Tyler Ave, Dewey, OK 74029.

Memorials: In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to First United Methodist Church Fort Worth, 800 W 5th St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Charles Clifford (Chuck) Murphy, a loving husband, father, Papa, and Great Grandpa, died on October 28, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.  He was born on August 27, 1928 in Eureka, Kansas, to parents Cleo (Pat) Murphy and Gertrude (Rhodes) Murphy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Oklahoma State University after serving in the Army during the occupation of Japan following WWII.

Chuck was a great family man. He married Mildred Ann (Mitzi) Straw on September 12, 1948.  They were married 57 years before her death in 2006.  They had two children together, David Patrick Murphy and Shelly Ann Murphy.  He married Mildred Dooley Murphy in 2008 and they were married until her death in January 2018.

Chuck was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the United Methodist Church and Kiwanis International. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, servant’s heart and his devotion to his family.

Survivors include his children, David & Linda Murphy, of Fort Worth, TX; his daughter, Shelly Murphy of Colorado Springs, CO; and his grandchildren, Katie & Jeremy Hutcheson, Shannon and Seth Elliott, Patrick and Danielle Murphy, Megan Murphy, Rachel Whitley and Hallie Gosch.  Chuck also cherished his great grandchildren, Campbell, Caroline, Emma, Charlotte and Madeline.