Richard "Dick" Leon Murphy Sr.
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Richard "Dick" Leon Murphy Sr., age 77, of Caddo Mills, TX, passed away January 2, 2021. He was born August 7, 1943, in Decatur, IL, to Gerald Weatherly Murphy and Mary (Lundy) Murphy. Dick retired from the United States Air Force, where he proudly served his country for 26 years. After his military career, he worked in Quality Assurance for 13 years at Raytheon, 8 years at Comcept, and 3 years as a consultant for NQA. He was a member of Lakeshore Church in Rockwall and deeply loved the Lord. Dick was an Ordained Minister and a "counselor to all," he was very giving, taught Sunday school, Overcomers, and served in the prison ministry. Dick was a hard worker who was always on the go, but above all, he was a family man. Lovingly referred to as "Pa," he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dick is survived by his wife of 60 years: Linda Murphy; sons: Rich Murphy Jr. and wife Lori, and Rod Murphy and wife Cindy; grandchildren: Mandy, Dustin and wife Molly, Casey and wife Kaitlin, Jeff and wife Casey, and Mike and wife Jennise; great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Savannah, Presley, Casen, Vayda, Brody, Cooper, Emersyn, Kyson, Addilyn, Erin, Blake and T.J; and baby Murphy on the way; sister: Gerry Johnson; brother: Ron Murphy; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister: Ruth Cullipher. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Lakeshore Church, 5575 State Highway 205 South, Rockwall. Graveside services will be held at 11:15am, Friday, January 29, 2021, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday evening, January 20, 2021, at The Gathering at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall, TX, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.