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Jerry Thomas Murphy, 87, of Marshallberg died on November 1, 2020 at Pruitt Health in Sea Level after a brief illness.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 4th, at the Jones Family Cemetery in Marshallberg with Pastor Charles Tyler officiating.
Jerry was born on July 5, 1933, to the late Harry Edward and Rosa Lewis Murphy. He was the last of six children, growing up in the heart of the Marshallberg community, graduating from Smyrna High School in 1951.
He joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and served in the Korean Conflict during that time. He was a proud Korean-Era Veteran.
Jerry retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1993 after 30 years as a survey technician and later worked at Aviation Fuel Terminal as a security guard.
Jerry was a member of the Island Road Baptist Church and the Crissie Wright Masonic Lodge. He was an avid Duke basketball fan.
Jerry is survived by his son Doug and wife, Terri, of Tacoma, Washington and Ken of Tri-Cities, Washington. He is also survived by grandchildren Kelli, Nichole and Chad.
In addition to his parents and his brothers Harry Jr., Joe, Earl and James and his sister, Julia, Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Jr.
Memorial gifts may be made to Meals on Wheels, 119 Scott Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.
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