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Floyd Edward “Ed” Murphy, 72, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at The Hock Family Pavilion at Duke Health in Durham, N.C., after an extended illness. Born in Jefferson City, TN, he had resided in Kingsport since 1976, and in Greeneville, TN, since 2004. Ed was a graduate of The University of Tennessee. He also served as a corporal in the Marine Corp Reserves. Ed had worked for Mason-Dixon Truck Lines, Emory Worldwide, owner/operator Pals, and Regional Manager for Dairy Queen in the Southeast. The lover of corny dad jokes leaves behind a legacy of community service and mentorship to younger generations. Past President of the Kingsport Jaycees, also Young Man of The Year, and TN State President of the Jaycees, and Boys Scout Troop 50 Leader. He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Bettye Murphy; sister, Rebecca Murphy; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
Ed is survived by the mother of his children, Linda Murphy of Kingsport; daughter, Rebecca Murphy and husband, Michael Hammontree of Nashville; son, Justin Murphy and wife Charidy Bunsa, Washougal, WA; two grandsons, Oscar and Ellis; two granddogs, Luna and Woodford; brother, Stanley Murphy of Jefferson City; niece, Alicia Carey and husband Mike; two nephews, Stanley Murphy, Jr. and Shane Murphy; two great-nieces, Brooklyn and Jocelyn; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport with Dr. Darris Doyal and Rev. Jack P.Weikel officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Meadowview Parkway Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Starts at 5:00pm (Eastern time)
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
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