Billy Judd Murphy age 83 passed away Thursday evening March 4, 2021 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born November 6, 1937 to his parents the late, William Pete and Nettie Maureen Judkins Murphy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Janis Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked as an Aircraft Fabricator, baseball coach for many years, and a CB and Ham Radio enthusiast. He is survived by 2 sons, Jason Judd (Tamara) Murphy of Smithville, Jeremy Dearman (Sabra) Murphy of Smithville; grandchildren, Braya Murphy, Nixon Murphy, Briahna Murphy, Addison Murphy; brother, Thomas Jewell (Delma) Murphy of Roswell, GA.; 2 nieces, Heather Shelnut, Amanda Murphy; nephew, Sean Murphy. Funeral services will be 2:PM Sunday March 7, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 2:PM until 6:PM and Sunday 1:PM until the time of the service at 2:PM. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and NO food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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