Thomas D. Murphree Jr.

Published 7:42 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Thomas D. Murphree Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Vicksburg on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.  Tom was born in Lake Providence, La., Dec. 10, 1940, to Thomas D. Murphree Sr. and Martha Jene Rhode Murphree.

He graduated from Greenville High School in 1958 and attended Mississippi State University.  

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Murphree lived in Memphis, Tenn., and worked many years for Kinder-Morgan as regional sales manager.

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His parents preceded him in death.  

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Marsha Murphree Bishop and husband, Jack of Indianola; niece, Martha Barron Bishop Bertram (John) of Kalispell, Mont.; nephew, Martin Bishop (Kate) of Birmingham, Ala.; beloved great-nephews, Thomas David Bertram, Isaac Clinton Bertram of Kalispell, Mont., and Jack Martin Bishop of Birmingham, Ala. and a host of wonderful friends.

Tom was known for his generosity and his fierce love for all things sports, especially his Mississippi State Bulldogs.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.