Robert “Gene” Eugene Murphy Jr., of Newnan, passed away on June 21, 2018. He was born in Atlanta to Sara Nell Murphy Pike and the late Robert Eugene Murphy. Mr. Murphy had a long career working for Hemrick’s Grocery in Newnan. Mr. Murphy enjoyed dirt track racing, the Atlanta Braves, and Country Music. He will be remembered for his love of people and how good he was at making them laugh.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his mother, Sara Nell Murphy Pike and stepfather, Wiley Pike; brothers, David Murphy (Marla), Danny Murphy, and Jeff Murphy (Kim); his sisters, Cindy Palmer (David) and Karen Spinks (Jeff); his nieces and nephews, Shannon Hollis (T.J.), Heather Duran (Shane), Laura Davis (Cody), Josh Murphy (Ashlyn), Lindsey Murphy, Morgan Murphy, Brian Palmer, Brett Palmer, and Leigh Ann Spinks; many great nieces and nephews and many other members of the extended family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. Pastor Kevin Couch will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until service time on Saturday. In Leiu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made Trinity Baptist Church at 122 Franklin Road, Newnan GA 30263.