November 17, 1931 - September 21, 2019
MARVIN L. MURPHY JR. has laid down his working tools and has left us to take his place in his eternal home with the great Architect above on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Marvin was born on November 17, 1931 to Marvin L. Murphy Sr. and Lillian Western Murphy in Sapulpa Oklahoma. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Adelia Dean Murphy and his sister, Maurine Strong. He is survived by his sister Colleen M. Hall of Muskogee, Oklahoma and nephews Robert and Vickie Strong of Keller, TX and Mark Miller of Framingham, MA and a niece Mindy Kay Miller of Burleson, TX.
Marvin graduated from Oklahoma A & M, (now Oklahoma State University) in 1953 with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
He was inducted into the Gas & Oil Exploration Hall of Fame at the Ocean Star Drilling Rig & Museum in 2006 for his contribution in pioneering the first marine 3D seismic survey in 1975.
Marvin was a mason at James A. Smith Masonic Lodge No. 395 of Farmers Branch, TX. He was raised to the Sublime Degree of a “Master Mason” 6/18/1979 and received the Golden Trowel Award on 1/25/2003 and served as Worshipful Master for the year 2005-2006. He also served as Secretary from 2006-2018. Along with countless other activities and duties throughout his entire time at the lodge.
Marvin also received his 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite.
He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Carrollton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you make donations to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Visitation will be at 1:00 pm and Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
There will be a graveside service at the Greenhill Cemetery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019.
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