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James Henry Murphy
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1929
Death: Jul. 18, 2012

CM/Sgt. James H. Murphy (USAF Retired)

Funeral services honoring the life of CM/Sgt. James H. Murphy, 83, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 21, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Brother Donnie Vercher and Brother Freddie W. Williford. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at the funeral home.

James was born in Minden, LA on March 7, 1929 to Thomas and Ruth Murphy. He passed away on July 18, 2012. He was a resident of Shreveport where he served as a Deacon at Ford Park Baptist Church. His primary focus in life was his faith in God, family, friends and country. He was fisherman and a Christian fisherman of people, bringing many into the family of Christ. He was an avid golfer, playing on courses throughout the nation. He was a Mason and served with the Shriners, he also was a member of the American Legion. He had many dear friends whom he loved. He served his country for 31 years in the U.S. Air Force, with a tour in Vietnam, serving as a Logistical Advisor for the Vietnamese Army he also served and flew with the Strategic Air Command's, Airborne Command and Control Squadron. After retirement from the service he became a postal employee, serving for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Thomas L. Murphy; sisters, Monchie Ruth Parrish and Irene Winkle. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Betty Joan Dickerson Murphy; son, James Wesley Murphy and his children, Judith Marie Murphy, Joan Irene Pastorius and Jeanine Marie Ann West; daughter, Joan Irene Murphy Rozzell and her children, Jennifer Lynn Williams and Justin Edward Rozzell; brother, Edward Murphy; 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved as if they were his own.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Southside Chapel
(318) 687-1256
Fax (318) 687-8343 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas John Murphy (1898 - 1971)
  Ruth Ora Bell Sanders Murphy (1898 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Ora Irene Murphy Winkle (1918 - 2005)*
  Thomas Lavelle Murphy (1920 - 2000)*
  James Henry Murphy (1929 - 2012)
  Edward Wray Murphy (1931 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery West
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Jul 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93870717
James Henry Murphy
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James Henry Murphy
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The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members in every branch of the U.S. Arme...(Read more)
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 Added: Feb. 17, 2014
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military recognition awarded by the Republic of Vietnam, (also known as South Vietnam), to any member of the United States, Australian, New Zealand and allied military forces, who completed at least six months of duty in So...(Read more)
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 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
CMSgt - Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war. We the people, thank you for your service in defense of freedom. R.I.P. Chief Murphy.
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 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
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