Charles Murphy

Charles Murphy, age 89, of Hoschton was born in Birmingham Alabama on August 13, 1930.  He was the only child of Charles and Lutie Murphy.  His childhood was spent in Shreveport Louisiana, Beaumont Texas, and Birmingham Alabama.  He graduated from Woodlawn High school in 1948 and served our country in the United States Navy.  Charlie was a true patriot his entire life.  He accomplished his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, graduating in 1958, and was a HUGE Auburn fan…WAR EAGLE!  He was a lover of music playing the trumpet from the age of 7 years old, and while at Auburn he was in the Auburn Knights Dance Band.  He met his wife Sue at Woodlawn High School, they were married for 41 years, and were enormously blessed with two children, Mark and Melanie.  His career began with private veterinary practice and continued until his retirement with Eli Lilly in 1990.  Charlie’s wife Sue went home to be with the Lord in 1992.  Charlie and Susann met at their church and were married in 1994 until his recent passing.  Charlie lived life to its fullest…loving God, our country, his family and many friends.  We are so blessed to have known and loved him.    Survivors include his wife Susann Murphy; sons Mark Murphy and wife Holly, step son Michael Coleman and wife Jennifer; daughter Melanie Jaretsky and husband Paul, step daughter Shellie Watson and husband Mike; grandchildren Shane and wife Megan, Kyle, Nicole and husband Dustin, Tyler, Blaine and husband Matt, Jordan, Chase and Abigail; great grandchildren Oliver, Ragan, Riley, Watson and Noah; and a host of relatives.  A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at One Heart Church, 706 N Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA 30071. Rev. Donnie Hoover and Rev. Gerald Spicer will be officiating. A private burial will be held with military honors at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org or to Samaritan’s Purse at samaritanspurse.org.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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