Dr. Marvin Murphy, 78
May 1, 1944 – March 11, 2023
Dr. Lindsey Marvin Murphy, age 78, went to his eternal home in heaven, on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born May 1, 1944 in Lee County, the son of Lindsey Woodrow Murphy and Tempest Dewdrop Young Murphy. At a young age Marvin professed his faith in Christ and answered the call to ministry. Following his high school graduation, he attended Blue Mountain College and then went on to earn his master’s degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He later earned his doctorate degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
On July 1, 1966 he married the love of his life, Charlotte Southerland Murphy and they enjoyed 58 years together. Bro. Marvin pastored churches all of the state of Mississippi and also in Alabama. Locally, he served at Old Union Baptist Church for 17 years, Doty Chapel Baptist Church for seven years, and lastly at Faith Baptist Church for five years. He always said he was most comfortable in the pulpit. Bro. Marvin’s abiding faith and love of the scriptures saw him through many difficult days.
He deeply loved and protected his family and cherished each moment spent with the grandkids and great-grandkids. Bro. Marvin was also known as a master carpenter and woodworker. He built everything from his own home to intricate pieces of furniture. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss Sports and John Deere tractors.
Dr. Murphy leaves behind his wife, Charlotte of the Brewer Community; his son, Bradley Murphy and his wife, Patricia, also of Brewer; five grandchildren, Ryan Murphy, Lukas Murphy, Amanda Robinson, Keri Murphy, and Lindsey Mark Murphy; seven great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Shelby Robinson, Logan, Emma, and Addy Beasley, and Emory and Georgia Murphy; and a sister, Dean Armstrong and her husband, Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lindsey Wade Murphy; his brother, Raymond Murphy; and an infant sister, Delma Jean Murphy.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2023 at Pegues, Tupelo. A celebration of Dr. Murphy’s life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with Dr. Joe McIntire, Rev. George Johnson, and Dr. Phil Ellis officiating. Private family graveside services will follow in Brewer Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Ellis, James Sloan, and the deacons of Faith Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at PeguesFuneralHome.com.