Richard Leon Murphy

  • Born: August 9, 1939
  • Died: May 4, 2014
  • Location: Baytown, Texas

Crespo & Jirrels Funeral & Cremation Services

6123 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521
Tel. 281.839.0700

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard Leon Murphy, age 74, of Baytown, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born on August 9, 1939 in Paris, TX, to Coleman and Wilma Long Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a longtime employee of Solvay Chemical, and retired after 35 years. He was also an active and faithful member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Diann Murphy; 4 children, Lisa, Daniel Murphy, Marie Bishop, and Nancy Grimes; step-children, Jay Carey, and M'Lissa Johnson and husband Rick; step-grandchildren, Jaymie Carey, Emily Johnson, and Sammy Johnson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Coleman and Wilma Murphy. The family will receive friends at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 6, starting at 2 pm, with the funeral service to start at 3 pm with Bro. Paul Cleveland officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.