Earl M. “Smurf” Murphy, II, 66, of Rome-Taberg Rd., Rome, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family under the care of Hospice.
He was born on October 9, 1951, in Utica, the son of Earl and Victoria Potempa Murphy. He was a graduate of Camden High School.
On July 18, 1987, Earl was united in marriage to Janice Drake.
Earl was employed by Dor-Mar Roofing for over forty years.
Earl was an avid hunter.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Janice; are two step-daughters, Theresa Deraway, and Concetta (Rexford) French, all of Rome; two step-sons, Francis (Bobbi) Blanchard, Jr., of Jacksonville, FL, and Gary Vaughn, of Rome; three brothers, Daniel Murphy, Brian Murphy, and Richard Murphy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Earl was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret, Mary Lou, and Sandra; and one brother, Dennis Murphy.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.