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Charles Eugene Murphy Jr., age 61



(October 7, 1961 – April 17, 2023)

Charles Eugene Murphy Jr.  was born on October 7, 1961, to the late Charles Eugene Murphy Sr. and Goldie Ivanovskis in Texas. He departed this life peacefully April 17, 2023. He is survived by his wife Carery Murphy-Hoss.  He dedicated his life to being a truck driver for over 40 years and spent many of those years driving for J & K Trucking out of Hampton, Arkansas. He was a family man, and grandchildren had a way of putting special sparkle in his eyes. He was preceded in death by a daughter Tiffany Murphy and a brother Randy Murphy, and a lifetime best friend Benny (Shelly) Large from Texas. He is also preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Donald and Joann Hoss and step-son David Ashton. He is also preceded in death by two bonus parents Barbara Murphy, John Ivanovskis. He is survived by a brother Walter (Judy) Murphy of St. Joe, Arkansas, a sister Tamin(JJ) Hernandez of Rison, Arkansas. He is also survived by a sister Nora (Samuel) Robinson of Cove, Arkansas, and a sister Deantha (Carl) Gibbons of Cove, Arkansas. He is also survived by a brother Travis (Crystal) Murphy of Cove, Arkansas. He is also survived by a bonus mom Marla Riley of Georgia. Left to cherish his memory is his sons Charlie (Tonya) of Hope, Arkansas. Chris of Texas, Shawn (Jessie) of Bearden, Arkansas. He is also survived by a stepdaughter Christi Ashton. Also, left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren Taylor (Richard) McVay of White Hall, Arkansas, Ashley (Jacob) Luna of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Amy (John) Howard of Thornton, Arkansas, James Murphy of Texas, Rachel Murphy of Bearden, Arkansas, Noel Murphy of Bearden, Arkansas, Autumn Murphy of Bearden, Arkansas, Bryntli Murphy of Texas. His legacy lives on through great grandchildren Gracie Howard of Thornton, Arkansas, Dalton McVay of White Hall, Arkansas, Camren Luna of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Isabella McVay of White Hall, Arkansas. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends as well as his fur baby Bobo. He had a passion for his family and a love for driving a truck, he always wanted to go back on the road one more time.

He had many adventures during the tour of his lifetime.  He secured his load years ago by trusting in Jesus Christ. One less driver is on the road in the big rig, he is now touring the grandest city ever.

A family hosted memorial service will be held May 6, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Eagle Mills.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400.



  • Amber Murphy Posted April 20, 2023 1:20 PM

    You will be missed Uncle Charles. Rest in Paradise.

  • Dottie Gammill Posted April 20, 2023 1:57 PM

    My condolences to the family Shawn & Jessica Murphy and Noel and Autumn y’all are in my prayers love y’all

  • Shona Posted April 20, 2023 2:07 PM

    I will never forget you. Love u rest in peace UNC and I see u again one day.

  • Taylor Mcvay Posted April 20, 2023 2:30 PM

    Imma miss you grandpa Murphy i can’t believe ur gone feels like a nightmare im sorry you never meat ur great grandkids

  • Marla Riley Posted April 20, 2023 9:08 PM

    We love and miss you, son. Go fishing with your daddy and your mama, Barbara, for me. I’ll see you later.

  • Shawn & Jessie Murphy Posted April 21, 2023 7:19 AM

    We miss you so much. Life will never been the same without you here. You may of irritated us at times, but we know we irritated you too, but that didn’t change anything we wish you were still here irritating us. Haha You were an amazing person and you are very loved and very missed. You were a great dad to Shawn, a great father in law to Jessie and a great papaw to Autumn and Noel. Definitely will be one less awesome driver on the roads, but it’s time for you to rest. Your load is secure. Over and out. 10 – 4.
    We love you
    ~Shawn, Jessie, Autumn and Noel Murphy

  • Audrey Heflin Posted April 21, 2023 7:47 AM

    Hey uncle don’t forget that Cruise ship I love u to the moon and back go rest high on that mountain give my daddy and uncle randy and Jack a big ol hug for me I will see ya later till we meet again

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