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Jesse ‘J. B.’ Murphree

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Jesse “J. B.” Murphree passed away Aug. 7, 2019.

No services are planned.

He was born in Dallas on Aug. 20, 1938, the son of Jesse Murphree Sr. and Mamie Glass Murphree.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Theopla Ellsworth and great-grandson Bryant Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Owen Murphree; sons, Richard Melvin, of Canton; grandson, Michael of Tyler; granddaughters, Meghan Pilotte and husband, Jeff of Ballard; and Molly Brown and husband, Brad of Van; great-granddaughter Kaelyn Rose Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family appreciates Genesis Hospice Care for taking such good care of J. B. during his long, sad battle with Alzheimer’s.

Kevin and his wife, Joni, of Van; and Scott and Debbie of Edgewood; brother, Paul, and wife, Brenda; sisters, Jowanda McCasland and husband, Donald, of Longview, Geraldine Thompson and husband, Phil, of Muskogee, Okla.; and Lavern Zachary and husband,

Thank you for all the support from the community for the loss of my Son.
A special thank you to the staff at Hiett’s LyBrand funeral home and my lifelong friend Herschel LyBrand.
Many thanks to the Church Of Christ for the meal afterwards.
–Henry Hallman