Earnest Alan Murphey
January 15, 1954 - June 17, 2017
Funeral Services for Earnie Murphey will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church, with Reverend Joe Elam, officiating. Interment will follow at West Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. Mr. Murphey a Hereford resident, passed from this life on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in his home.
Earnest Alan Murphey was born on January 15, 1954 to Erma Dean Hahn and the late Tommy Murphey in Pampa, Texas. He started elementary school in Pampa and moved with the family to Hereford in June, 1962. He graduated from Hereford High School in 1972 and began farming and working in the cattle industry in and around Hereford. He established Murphey Cattle Processing and worked at numerous area feed yards for the past thirty years. Earnie enjoyed cooking, watching old westerns, trips to Mexico and hanging out with family and friends.
He is survived by two sons Tanner Murphey of Dalhart, Texas and Scott Murphey of Hereford; his mother Erma Murphey of Hereford; two brothers, Dean Murphey and wife Kristi of Oklahoma City, Darrell Murphey and wife Janie of Odessa; two sisters, Carla Stevick of Hereford and Marylin Leasure and husband Ray of Vernon; He is also survived by special friends including Jackie of Hereford, Jill & Key Harrison of Hereford, Jan Page of Hereford, Roger Pickens of Reydon, OK; 21 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews as well as many cousins.
The family request memorials be made to Hereford Senior Citizens Association, 426 Ranger St. Hereford, Texas 79045.