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January 28, 1944 March 26, 2019
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Obituary for JIM DALE MURPHY

Jim Murphy of Republic, Missouri passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday,
March 26, 2019 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Jim was born in Harrison, AR. and attended Bergman Schools. At the age of 19 Jim married his
sweetheart Barbara June (Marchant) of Capps. Barbara completed her Junior and Senior years
of High School at the same time so that she and Jim could be married. They spent several years
moving around Arkansas and Missouri while Jim worked in construction before making their
home in Republic, MO.
Jim and Barbara moved to Republic in 1970. Over the next 49 years they raised their three sons
in Republic while Jim worked at City Utilities for 35 years. During this time Jim and Barbara
attended Macedonia Baptist Church where they were active members. Jim regularly served as
trustee, deacon, advisor, and friend to the church. He also served his community for many
years in Republic as the President of the Park Board where he was instrumental in growing the
youth baseball and basketball programs, construction of a Senior Adult Center and the Republic
Civic Center. During this time he also coached teams for all three sons. He always loved when
past team members would stop him in town and reminisce about him coaching their teams and
growing up in Republic. Jim was a frequent Saturday morning visitor to Brown’s Country
Kitchen, and most recently Village Inn, for Saturday morning breakfast with his buddies to
discuss local sports, construction activities, and who would pay for the meal that day. Last but
not least, Jim was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. He was a football and basketball season
ticket holder for many years, making the drive to Fayetteville from Republic regularly.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; Loy and Mary Murphy, two brothers, J. Lee Murphy
and Joe Murphy, and one sister Ava Doris Kendall. Those close to him in later years will know
that he was also preceded in death by Sooie, his beloved dog.
Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara. He leaves behind three sons; Dale and wife
Tracey, Mike and wife Rhonda, and Dustin and wife Lora. Additionally, he leaves behind seven
grandchildren: Robin, Whitney, Ryan, Kaley, Regan, Crawford, and Roman along with three
great-grandchildren: Kaiya, Jakahri, and Carter.
Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Saturday, March 30, at 10 AM.
Visitation will be held at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, MO. on Friday, March 29 at 6 PM.
Burial will be held at Hopewell Cemetery in Harrison, AR. at 2PM. Friends and family may leave online condolences at

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6:00 PM 3/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
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Macedonia Baptist Church

3110 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO 65807

Macedonia Baptist Church
3110 W Sunshine St Springfield 65807 MO
United States

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