March 19, 1935 - December 16, 2020
E.V. Murphy of Lubbock Texas, formerly of Brownfield Texas Passed away December 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Services will be held Monday December 21, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Brownfield at 2:00 pm. Please use a mask and observe social distancing. E.V. was born on March 19, 1935 to Marion and Cecil (Lytle) Murphy in Brownfield. He attended Brownfield schools until his graduation in 1955. He played football and ran track. He held the record for the 100-yard dash for many years. After graduation he was employed at Charles Darwin Ford dealership where he became service manager and part owner until 1984. He continued to work for Ed Moseley until he retired in 2005. He married Jeanie Criswell in 1957 and they had three children: Jackie Murphy of New Braunfels Texas, Janet Powell of Lubbock Texas and Shelly McElroy of Portland Texas. He was an avid hunter and sportsman, and a trap shooter. After retirement he began a second past time delivering cars for automobile dealerships and later delivering irrigation equipment for HydroFlo in Brownfield and Robbco Pumps in Idalou Texas. E.V. is survived by his wife Jeanie; 3 children, Jackie Murphy, Janet Powell and husband Bob, Shelly McElroy and husband Mitch; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a niece. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother. We would like to thank Texas Home Health/Hospice care for their caring spirit toward E.V. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to South Plains Food Bank or Aldersgate Methodist Church in Lubbock, Tx.