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Leon Murphy


Dempsey “Leon” Murphy Jr., 53, of Cabot died Thursday, July 18, 2013. He retired a Sergeant First Class within the 212th Signal Battalion in the United States Army with 28 years of service. He was one of the owners of Crocus Flowers & Gifts. He was a member of V.F.W., American Legion, DAV, as well as the LRAFB Bowling Association. He volunteered coaching basketball for 13 years at Cabot Parks and Recreation. He was a Veterans representative for the Department of Work Force Services in Jacksonville/Cabot area for 5 years and completed his Master Degree after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn (Abbott) Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Murphy of Cabot; sons, Richard Murphy and wife Jessica of Cabot, Matthew Murphy of Little Rock, David James Harris of Ozark, Matthew Harris of Grafenwoehr, Germany and Andrew Harris of Cabot; daughter, Tabitha Ashlee Jo Murphy of Cabot; four grandchildren; father, Dempsey Murphy Sr., of Lonoke; sister, Donna Westmoreland and husband Berl of Benton; brother, Steven Murphy and wife Laura of Lonoke.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Burial was in Sumner Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to: American Leukemia Society.

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