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.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Tears still fall and I miss my daddy.

Posted by Nancy Murphy Grimes - Daughter   August 24, 2014

Diann, I was so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Chris Jeanes - Beach City, TX - Friend   May 17, 2014

I was so sad to hear of Leon passing. He did much to prepare the next generation - myself included to work in our industry.
My prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Joe Marzullo - Houston, TX - co-worker   May 16, 2014

Diann, I am so saddened to here of Leon passing. I have so many fond memories of him and you over the years. Know in your heart that he is in heaven and rejoicing. I love you lady and think of you often. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Much Love

Posted by Mira Bryant - Houston, TX - Co-worker   May 16, 2014


So sorry to hear of Leon's passing. I enjoyed the time I worked with him at the plant, he always made me smile. Even when we butted heads. Sending prayers to you all, he will be dearly missed.

Posted by Lisa J Boren - Webster, TX - Coworker   May 16, 2014

My heart is heavy to read about the death of Leon. He was my friend and co worker. I am praying for the family but remember he fought the good fight and I know he loved his family. God bless and comfort you in these trying times.

Posted by Ruby Carrington - Baytown, TX - Friend   May 16, 2014

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. You, and your family, are in my prayers.

Posted by Denise Pratt - Baytown, TX - Friend of Lisa   May 07, 2014

Family, I was saddened to hear about the death of Leon. We were high school classmates and I really did like him. We went on to Lee College and were buddies there. I am praying for God to comfort all of you at this time.

Posted by Wanda Hanle Burch    May 07, 2014

Mr. Leon was my best friend. I really like to see him at church I know he is in Heaven with my great grandpa Winemiller. I am going to miss you Mr. Leon.

Posted by Mark - Baytown, TX - Friend   May 06, 2014

Family Album

Here is my dad being silly playing with his grandson, Zander. (2004)