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Robert Wilson Murphy

April 30, 1943 – July 31, 2020

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Robert “Bob” Wilson Murphy, 77, of Pontotoc, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born April 30, 1943 to Thomas Wilson Murphy and Connie L. Brown Forsyth.  

His hobbies were collecting and trading guns and hunting. He was a big sports fan, especially baseball. His favorite pastime was playing dominos with the guys at the VFW. Bob was a successful business owner and operated Bob’s Gun & Pawn in Houston, MS for over 25 years. After retirement, he enjoyed patrolling the Tanglefoot Trail with the Pontotoc Sheriff’s Department.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gray Murphy of Pontotoc; two children, Tambra Streetman (Randall) of Tupelo and Dustin Murphy of Columbus; three stepchildren, Phillip Chaney of Pontotoc, Amanda Chaney Russell (Eric) of Pontotoc, and Tonya Dabbs of Pontotoc; 15 grandchildren, Patrick Streetman, Brandon Streetman, Justin Streetman, Cody Hallmark, Brieanna Murphy, Leicee Murphy, Tayler Russell, Drew Russell, Grayson Russell, Elliott Chaney, Michael Chaney, Laura “Lulu” Chaney, Chance Dabbs, Faith Dabbs, and Whitt Dabbs; two Great grandchildren, Olivia Streetman and Aubrey Murphy. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Shawn Murphy and Jeff Murphy and one brother, Sammy Jr. Forsyth.

Visitation will be from 12:00P.M. to 2:00P.M. Monday, August 3, 2020 at Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, 2020 at Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Streetman, Brandon Streetman, O.L. Melton, Dusty Curry, Randall Streetman, and Eric Russell.

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 3, 2020
2:00 PM

Lee Memorial Park


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