Doyle G. Murphy
DaDoyle G. Murphy, 89, of Wichita Falls, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15.
Services were held Saturday at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Reggie Coe of Grace Church officiating. Internment followed in Crestview Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Bluegrove, to William and Georgia Murphy. He attended school in Halsell and Henrietta. He and Corene Parker were married April 10, 1942, in DeRitter, LA. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer during World war II with the third Armored Division. He was captured on August 3, 1944, in East St. Lou, France. He was transported via railcar to Kurstin Germany, to Stalag 3-C which held 12,000 French, Russian, and American Prisoners. On January 31, 1945, Stalag 3-C was liberated by a Russian Tank battery which was led by a female officer accompanied by her 9-year-old rifle carrying son. After World War II, he worked as a postal clerk and supervisor 35 years. He was a member of the Faith Masonic Lodge #1158, 32.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Linda Barron; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Tommy of Iowa Park; a daughter, Judy Diltz of Wichita Falls; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.