Fallen Hero: COL(Ret.) Carl Elmer Murphee Jr.


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Meredith Nowell Funeral Home

314 East Second St. Clarksdale, MS 38614



His services had already taken place when notification was given.



Carl Elmer Murphree, Jr., 84, an AG Engineer with USDA, passed away December 9, 2020 at Columbus Baptist Hospital in Columbus, MS. Graveside services are 2:00 P.M. Sunday December 13, 2020 at Barbee Cemetery in Lula, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Murphree served his country in the Army National Guard, retiring after 30 years as a Colonel. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandkids play ball.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Sarah Gillock Murphree; son Carl E. Murphree III (Kelly) of Starkville, MS; daughter Melissa Murphree Deming (Whit) of Germantown, TN; grandchildren Ashley Reintiz (Brian), Daniel Murphree, Will Murphree and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl E. Murphree and Louise Freeman Murphree Tripp and brother Thomas Freeman Murphree.