John Murphy Obituary, Death – John Oquin Murphy, Jr., age 80, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away quietly at home on November 23, 2022. He was a resident of Louisiana. John Oquin Murphy, Jr. and Dora Wesley Leiendecker Murphy welcomed their first child, a son named John Murphy, into the world on October 2, 1942, in the town of Fairview Alpha, Louisiana. His mother and father had both passed away at this point. Dale Cooper, his sister, had already passed away before he did. He was the last of his family to die. His children David Murphy (Sheila), Peyton Murphy, and Joel Murphy; his stepchildren Marisa Vann and Bo Vann; his grandchildren Ashley, Dustin, Jacob, Josh, Taylor, Reese, and Morgan; his stepgrandchildren Duby Vann and Jaden Vann; as well as a number of nieces and nephews, as well as great-grandchildren, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
His wife, Karen Carter Murphy, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is also still alive. Upon John Murphy’s graduation from Fairview Alpha High School, he was honored with the title of Salutatorian, and the school bestowed this honor upon him. Following the conclusion of his studies at Northwestern State University in 1964, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from that institution. 1966 was the year that he finished his postgraduate studies and was awarded a Master of Science degree in Education. In 1977, he received a Doctor of Education degree in Education from the University of Arkansas. His area of study was education.
Both “The Lobbyist” and “A Wonderful Childhood in Fairview Alpha,” which are works that have been made available to the general public, were written by John Murphy. His wife and children will have the warmest memories of him because he was such a lovely and sensitive family man. He had great pleasure in working with wood, sailing his boat named “April Song,” and spending time at his residences in Mexico and the French Quarter in New Orleans. At the residence of Peyton Murphy, a Celebration of Life will take place, and those who were closest to Peyton will be there to pay their respects.