Robert Howard Murphy

May 15, 1938 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 83)


Robert H. Murphy, age 83 of Clarksville, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare.

Robert was born on May 15, 1938 in Clarksville, TN to Harry A. Murphy and Lela Nanny Lyle. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Martha S. Murphy. He is survived by his daughters: Debra (Charles) Abernathy, Rhonda Shepard (Elias) Camacho; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Robert was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and a 1956 graduate of Clarksville High.  He loved deer hunting, fishing, boating, camping and flying.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Lannom officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488.  Online condolences may be made at

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June 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Celebration of Life
June 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

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