Lakewood Funeral Home
Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, February 21 from 12 to 1 PM
Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, February 21 at 1:00 PM
A committal service with full military honors will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Gustave (Gus) Murphy
July 8, 1944 – February 19, 2020
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Feb 19, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. Staff Sergeant (SSG) Gustave (Gus) Murphy, age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 185th Aviation Group has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels. May God continue to look over you and your family. “Stand At Rest Soldier”
Gustave Murphy, Jr., 75, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, February 21 at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. A committal service with full military honors will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Murphy was born on July 8, 1944 in Carthage, MS. He served in the United States Army and later retired from the MS Army National Guard. Mr. Murphy worked for many years at their family owned business, Jackson Generator and Starter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. One of his greatest joys was watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gustave Murphy, Sr. and Myrtis Montell Murphy; and brother, Eddie Murphy.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Lorraine Murphy; children, Rodney Brian Murphy (Joanna), Michael Scott Murphy (Jill), and Christina Murphy Tyrone (Josh); grandchildren, Hannah Murphy Benton (Robert), Samuel Murphy, John Patrick Murphy, Scott Thomas Murphy, Hallie Grace Murphy, Davis Murphy Tyrone and Langston Gustave Tyrone; brothers, Billy Hugh Murphy (Marie) and Benny Murphy (Amanda); sister, Dinah Miller (Gary); and numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
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