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, http://www.lwasonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.