Bobby Earl Murphy

Bobby Earl Murphy

November 7, 2022, 80, Goldsboro –

Bobby Earl Murphy, 80, began resting in the arms of Jesus on Monday, November 7, 2022. Bobby was born in Burke County to the late Earl Alexander Murphy and Lenora King Murphy on November 9, 1941.

Faithfully and valiantly serving our country in the United States Air Force, Bobby retired after 20 years of honorable service. Following his career in the military, he continued in service to our country as a civilian at Cherry Point, totaling a 40-year commitment to our country.

A member of Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church, Bobby served as a deacon and led the church through various ministries in which he served. He loved his church family and believed in giving back to the Lord through service in areas in which he was gifted.

In retirement, Bob continued to fill his time by working as a truck driver for several companies. Any free time he had was enjoyed riding the roads on his motorcycle.

A devoted family man, Bob took pride in caring for all the women in his family from his wife and daughters to his mother and mother-in-law. Care for them was a top priority in his life, and no amount of effort on his part was ever considered a burden. For his grandchildren, he was the absolute best grandpa and the love he poured into them was vast.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church followed by a service at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Barry Teague officiating. Interment will be on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Blizzard Murphy; daughters, Shelley M. Gower and Shannon L. Murphy; sisters, Patsy Yaffe and DeEtte Conner; three grandchildren, Megan Herring, Cody Mooring, and Cale Mooring and was anticipating the birth of his first great-grandchild in January. He is also survived by three nieces whom he loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bob’s memory to
Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church
4009 Central Heights Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at