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Bruce Elbert Murphy

October 23, 1962 — March 12, 2017

Bruce Elbert Murphy

Bruce Elbert Murphy, 54, of Windom - formerly of Wolfe City passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Dallas.

Bruce E. Murphy was born on October 23, 1962, in Greenville, Texas, to Mary Frances Murphy and Willie Lee Woodberry, where he was educated in the Wolfe City Independent school system. He chose a vocation as a machinist because he received joy from working & creating things with his hands. He was a longtime dedicated member of the workforce at Champion Cooler in Denison, Texas, where he was loved by his administration as well as his co-workers. He was a faithful member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ladonia, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Cecil Jones.

Bruce met and married the love of his life, Charlotte L. Aubrey, on June 2, 2012. Along with his wife, he is lovingly survived by his mother, Mary Frances Murphy, his daughter, Angel K. Murphy, and his much loved step sons; Heath Aubrey, Jacob Aubrey, Chuckie (Kenneth) Aubrey, Jr. & Darius Brown. He is also survived by his siblings; Thomas Woodberry, Shirley Alexander (Mike), Stanley Murphy, Rosemary McFail, Marcus Murphy, Vanessa Johnson, Tyron Murphy and Christy Pittman, and, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bruce was preceded in death by his brother, Willie Fred Woodberry who rejoiced when he met him in Heaven on March 12, 2017.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Home going will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 103 S. Preston St. Wolfe City.

Pallbearers will be Alton Armstrong, Greg Loftin, Ronald Malone, Anthony Aubrey, Lee Shawn Pittman and Randy Hale.

Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Dodd City.

Interment service follows church service.


Friday, March 17, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Memorial Service

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church - Wolfe City
103 South Preston Street
Wolfe City, TX 75496

Interment Service

Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:00 PM

St. Mark Cemetery
8951 E Sam Rayburn Drive
Windom, TX 75492

Interment service follows church service.

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