David J Murphy
August 9, 1945  -  August 11, 2017

David J Murphy

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Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:00-7:00 PM
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Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 AM
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Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery
7301 Memorial Street
Hitchcock, TX  77563
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David J. Murphy, 72, of Texas City, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Seabreeze nursing home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

David was born August 9, 1945 in Houston, Texas. He was employed with Maxwell House Coffee for 10 Years. He spent 27 years at BP Refinery in Texas City and retired in 2006. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retirement, he was employed by Texas Parks and Wildlife as a youth fishing coordinator at Galveston Island State Park.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lloyd Murphy and Bobby Murphy and sister, Marjanie Minocchi.

Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Glenda Murphy; daughter, Cynthia Knape and husband Steve; sons, Michael Robinson, Stevenn Robinson and Brian Murphy; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Louis Ripoll, Mike Folse, Steve Knape, Andy Folse, Chad Knape and Jason Jordan.


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  1. Kevin Cunningham
    Spring, TX


    I always wanted to see you again but life got busy with the Kids growing. I appreciate all the fishing times we had together at TPWD and will always remember how much you wanted to give to the kids. I still have the lures you gave me, now decorating my wall, and the book "Plugger" from which I learned a lot. I hope you've found a nice quiet spot up there where the tide always comes in with plenty of speckled trout.

    Most Respectfully,


  2. Reggie Barnett
    Friendswood, TX

    So sorry to hear of the passing of David Murphy. He was a good neighbor for many years I can't believe it was over 40 years ago when we moved next door to each other. My prayers for Glenda, Bryan and all the family in this time.
    Reggie Barnett

  3. David Pierce
    San Leon, TX

    RIP brother in law. We caught a lot of fish - it was a hell of a ride, we'll fish again on the other side!!

  4. Julie Bryant Siller

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Natalie Wilson
    Texas City, TX

    Rest peacefully, David.
    Glenda, Brian and family... hugs to you all•

  6. Shirley Hammond
    Elgin, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. God give you strength and peace to make it through this time of loss.
    My love to you all

  7. NANCY Brown
    Dickinson, TX

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