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David Loughridge Murphy, Jr.

December 21, 1957 — November 11, 2023

David Loughridge Murphy, Jr.


David Loughridge Murphy, Jr, 65, of Minden, Louisiana passed away on November 11, 2023, after a 21-month battle with glioblastoma.

David was born on December 21, 1957, to David Murphy, Sr and Barbara Murphy in Homer, Louisiana. He was a Master Electrician and owner of Lights Out Electric for 20 years serving the local and area communities’ private and commercial electrical needs.

In 1979, he met Lisa Jane Allen, and they wed in 1981, going on to have 5 children: Michelle, David, Joseph, Kathryn, and Benjamin.

David was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the tools they needed to be successful and loved in life. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He was unendingly proud of each of his children and especially, his wife, Lisa, never failing in his support for them.

David was also a passionate outdoorsman and could often be found hunting, gardening, and tinkering on personal projects when he wasn’t at home. David was also a faithful child of God and Christ-follower, serving as a Deacon for Gilgal Baptist Church for 27 years until its close in 2020.

Anyone who knew David knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for.

David was predeceased by his father David Murphy, Sr.

He is survived by his wife: Lisa; his 5 children: Michelle Durden, David Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Kathryn Baldwin, and Benjamin Murphy; his 7 grandchildren: Ella Durden, Connor Murphy, Murphy Durden, Natalie Murphy, Nora Murphy, Vera Murphy, and Olivia Murphy; his mother: Barbara Murphy; and his 3 siblings: Pamela Farley, James Murphy, and Patrick Murphy.

A memorial service will commence at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minden, Louisiana, on November 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Christian ministry at Camp Harris Baptist Assembly in lieu of flowers or condolences: https://checkout.square.site/buy/DJMWTRVYW3FTPXV5KTIIUDUE.


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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Emmanuel Baptist Church

713 Homer Rd, Minden, LA 71055

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