Gerald Eugene (Gene) Murphy, 64 of Madisonville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Madisonville Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Jones officiated. Burial followed at Ten Mile Cemetery on FM 2289 near Normangee. A visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home.
Gene was born on Sept. 30, 1951, in Houston, to Gerald and Nelda Murphy. He lived most of his life in Freeport and moved to Madisonville in 1997. Gene attended the Madisonville Christian Fellowship Church. He worked for Dow Chemical as an electrician for many years. He also worked for Britt Rice Electrical in Bryan and for Patterson UTI drilling company.
Gene served with United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was active in the American Legion Post 84 in Madisonville. His passion was riding his Harley Davidson, trail riding and watching NASCAR racing on TV.
Gene was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Murphy; and his daughter, Shayne Lorraine Murphy. He is survived by his mother, Nelda Ruth Murphy of Madisonville; his wife, Roberta Murphy of Madisonville; son John Zackary Murphy of Midway; stepson, Danny Ray Fleming of Houston; stepdaughter, Ashley Winningham of Houston; brother Kenneth Murphy of Panama City, Fla.; mother- and father-in-law, Robbie and Dorothy Tadlock of North Zulch; and four step-grandchildren, Vadin Luther Tadlock, Alexis Olivia Dotch, Danny Ray Fleming III and Chancellor Aubrey Fleming. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.