Vincent DePaul Murphy Sr.

Vincent DePaul Murphy Sr.


Memorial services for Vincent DePaul Murphy Sr., 77, of Wills Point, were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Wills Point with Rev. Patrick Fenton officiating. Services were under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, near Terrell, due to a car accident.

He was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Dallas to Thomas P. Murphy and Annie Talty Murphy. He was raised in Oak Cliff and graduated from W. H. Adamson High School. He married Carol Sue Crossland Jan. 17, 1959, in Dallas. He owned and operated Murphy’s Sand & Gravel for 25 years, retiring in 2014 and had owned and operated Murphy’s Music in Irving since 1969.

He lived in Irving prior to moving to Wills Point in 1983. He enjoyed many years as a professional musician. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing golf and traveling. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Wills Point.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Annie Murphy; wife, Carol Sue Murphy Jan. 14, 2015; and four brothers, Thomas P. Murphy, Joey Murphy, Marty Murphy and Johnny Murphy.

Survivors are his sons, Vincent “Buzzy” Murphy Jr. and wife, Lori, and Michael Patrick Murphy and wife, Charlene, all of Flower Mound; daughter, Kelly Murphy-Ward and husband, Michael Patrick of Arlington; sister, Mary Anne Pottkotter of Cooper; sister-in-law, Joyce Murphy of Irving; 10 grandchildren, Delta Murphy, Gracie Murphy, Callie Mida, Christin Murphy, Catheryn Murphy, Jeff Peiser, Kara Peiser, Kaylen Carson, Sara Carson and Chad Carson; and great-granddaughter, Lily Peiser.