Richard “Rick” Anthony Murphy


Richard “Rick” Anthony Murphy, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017  at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Thrasher officiating. Interment will follow at the Hoschton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017  at the funeral home. Rick was born February 26, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Perry Lamar Murphy, Sr. He was the Chief of Police for Hoschton Police Department for 10 plus years and was the Recreational Director in Hoschton. He also worked for Mayfield Dairy and with the Jackson County Coroner’s Office. Rick loved all sports, as he was a Georgia Association Official for 30 plus years; a great coach with Jefferson Legion Baseball and he organized and ran one pitch softball tournaments in Jackson County. He loved watching his grandchildren play ball and was a die-hard Georgia Bulldog Fan. Mr.  Rick was a member of First Baptist Church of Hoschton. Rick is survived by his mother Geraldine Moore Murphy;  son Tylor Anthony Murphy and wife Nicole of Jefferson; daughters Tiffani Murphy Oliver and husband Rusty of Flowery Branch, Danielle Liles of Orlando, FL; brother Perry Lamar Murphy, Jr. of Hoschton; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548,, 706-654-0966.

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6 Responses to Richard “Rick” Anthony Murphy

  1. Jan Cronic O'Neil and John W. Cronic says:

    So sorry for the loss of a friend and cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.


  2. Mary Gooch says:

    so sorry for your loss knew rick for many years he helprd a lot of people he will be missed may he rest in the arms of the angels with jesus forever a friend mary gooch


  3. Mrs. Guy Dean Benson says:

    Sympathy to the family. He made a positive impact on sports in Jackson County, GA


  4. BJ Wilmont says:

    I will miss you daddy from the bottom of my heart you were a Wonderful person and I know your in a better place now you will forever be missed in my heart


  5. Sara Mitchell says:

    So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Give Josh a hug for me, please. I know how much he loved his Papa Rick!! Praying for all of you!!!
    Love, Sara Mitchell


  6. Grady Turner says:

    To the Family of Rick Murphy,
    I am so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. We played against each other in high school and later in softball. Although I didn’t get to see him often, when we did, he was always happy to see you, share a smile and talk about old times. I considered him a friend and always looked forward to when I was down Jackson County way so that I could see old Big Murph! I will keep the family in my prayers and want you to know that Rick was well thought of by me and many, many people in a lot of places. Your family and Jackson County has lost a good man, one of a kind that is not ever replaced. With much sorrow, Grady Turner, AD – Dawson County HS.


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