Charles A. Murphy

Charles A. Murphy, 73, of Watertown, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home.

A native of Cannon County, he was the son of the late George Dewey Murphy and Ethel Estes Murphy.

He was a farmer and a mechanic.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Ben Fuston officiating. Burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and prior to services Thursday, at Hunter Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Tarpley Murphy of Watertown; a son, Charles (Jean) Murphy Jr. of Woodbury; three daughters, Vicky (Sam) Linnear of Watertown, Lisa (Jeffrey) Taylor of Watertown and Jolene (Jon) Smith of Watertown; two sisters, Pat Mears of Woodbury and Louise (Jay) Garrett of Smithville; and a brother, Medford (Ruth) Murphy of Woodbury.

Additional survivors include grandchildren, Jennifer Linnear, Jack Murphy, Reva Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Pedigo, and Katlyn and Austin Smith; step grandchildren, Bobby Bailey, Tiffany, Christy and Mayleane Davenport and Kassy Taylor; two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Powell Murphy and sisters, Ann Hale, Liz Merritt and Lillie Mae Hutchinson.