Obituary of Charles Elmer Murphey
Charles Elmer Murphey, 63, formerly of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Friday, August 12, 2022. He was born July 31, 1959, in Doniphan, MO, to Edward Murphey and the late June LaRoche.
Before becoming ill, Charles loved fishing and rebuilding and racing his ’66 Mustang. His dad and brother, Don, rebuilt the engine with him. He enjoyed working on his cars. He had a 1964, ’66, and ’68 Mustang. Charles liked singing along with music and would spend time reading his Bible. He also lifted weights.
Charles loved his children and would do anything for them. After he and their mother separated in 1993, he would walk/hitchhike 160 miles to see them. His dedication and devotion to them is cherished and appreciated.
Surviving are his son and daughter, Charles E. Murphey, II, and Susan M. Murphey; his sisters, Debra Murphey, Judy Murphey, and Kim Crain; brothers, Eddie Murphey, Shaun Murphey, Tom Robinette, and Joshua Murphey; and his grandchildren, Drake Murphey, Addyson Murphey, Justice Glenn, Zachary Glenn, and Madison Murphey.
Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, James Murphey and Donald Murphey.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022, in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 1:00 p.m.