Marcus "Mark" Murphy

Born in Memphis, TN on June 13, 1952

Departed on March 23, 2017 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Marcus E. "Mark" Murphy, 64, passed away on March 23, 2017 at his residence.  Mark was born in Memphis on June 13, 1952.  He was a retired manager for Xerox, and worked part-time at Sumner Gun Supply.  Mark was an N.R.A. instructor and an avid outdoorsman.  He was also a skilled musician and played several instruments.  But most important, he was a loving husband, father, and friend.

Mark is survived by his wife, Carole. His daughter Lisa Graves (Caleb). His sister Sharon Powers (Dennis).  A nephew, Travis Nabors, and granddaughters Kayli Graves and Brittney Conyer.

Visitation will be held at Crestview Funeral Home on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Memorial service will be private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Crestview Funeral home, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN 37066, (615) 452-1943.

11 Comments to Marcus "Mark" Murphy

  1. Joe Franks
    March 24, 2017 11:46 pm

    Mark was a multi talented individual and more importantly was a great person. Mark was a young man when I first met him and I saw him grow up during our Xerox years. He was liked and respected by all and will truly be missed. What a journey. RIP my friend.

  2. Cristy Satchwill
    March 25, 2017 12:57 am

    I haven’t known him long he helped me in a gun class I took and I shot all over the place until he showed me how to do everything right with a gun he got so tickled at me because I didn’t like guns but with in 24 hours later after his class I took the hand gun class and only missed one and I shot the target and made a 97 with him showing me what to do he was so proud of me and I went back a week later and he brought one of his guns for me to try but didn’t like it bit he told me if it doesn’t feel right it’s not the gun for me he is such an amazing person who will be deeply missed my heart is broken praying for his family thank u for giving me the chance to meet an amazing man

  3. Loretta Van Buren
    March 25, 2017 7:51 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Carole , Lisa and the entire Murphy Family during this difficult journey. I had the opportunity to meet and work with Mark and Carole at Xerox. Mark’s kindred spirit, work ethics and smile will be remembered.

  4. Patricia Fite
    March 25, 2017 2:16 pm

    Dear couusin, Mark. You kind heart and joyful laughter will be greatly missed. Spent a lot of my childhood with your family in Memphis. I remember you and David singing with the old reel tape recorder the song,’ Downtown’ but you guys were saying Uptown. You both found lots of laughter back then. Your stories , sense of humor and fairplay were appreciated. You were a bright light.

  5. Mike Raney
    March 25, 2017 2:28 pm

    Mark was lifetime friend of mine. We grew up together, right across the street, graduated H.S. together went to State Tech. together. He was a great and caring guy. Very smart and talented. We had so many childhood memories and fun together. He will greatly missed. Hard to find a true friend like Mark. My sincere condolences to family.

  6. Melinda Wesley
    March 25, 2017 5:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. My prayers are with the family. He and I worked together at Xerox. He was a Docutech technician when I started at Xerox selling Docutechs over 25 years ago. I saw him every day go above and beyond to satisfy and keep our customers. He also was a serviced manager while I was at Xerox in sales and I can’t tell you how many times I called him for favors to help the sales people. He was always there for us, but more importantly for Xerox customers. He was a tremendously good person and leader. He will be missed.

  7. Fred Hannan
    March 25, 2017 8:44 pm

    Mark was my primary tech on my iGen3 when we first got it. I always enjoyed the time we spent working on the machine talking about music, guns and cars. His easy nature and desire to do the right thing even if it wasn’t exactly the company thing gained much respect from me and I can only imagine most of his customers, and I know this attitude is shared by every member of his former coworkers in the production team. After he took the position of 2nd level support, he’d call me to see if I could see him digging around remotely on my machine since he could remember my serial number, we would then talk music and a little about what he was up to, then sent me an email when he fully retired from Xerox. Being facebook friends, we’d keep up on each other online and sometimes he’d send me an email showing me guitars he’d worked on or guns he was working on. I’m going to really miss him and his posts, the world lost an incredible man.

  8. Debbie McQuary Norton
    March 26, 2017 12:35 am

    Mark was my friend since High School. Later I discovered he was the nephew of my best friends. He was a kind and loving person. He will be missed. The world needs more Marks.

  9. Bart Reed
    March 26, 2017 1:53 pm

    Condolences to Mark’s family. Mark was a great guy, and a good friend. I was fortunate to work with Mark, as we shared a love of music and guitars. He was always kind, always smiling. I know he will be missed. I am extremely saddened by his passing, yet I know he is in the care of our Savior Jesus Christ.

  10. Gary Spooner
    March 26, 2017 5:54 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Xerox in Memphis early in his career. What a great role model for others.
    I know that he will be missed by everyone who knew him. RIP my good man!

  11. Glenn McDowell
    March 27, 2017 9:16 am

    Since Randy reached me Sunday morning, I have thought about many memories of working with “Mark Bob”. On the Xerox softball field, taking care of customers, training Service Engineers or managing them, Mark always worked tirelessly for success and would not settle for less. Oh, I could tell so many stories of working with Mark and they would all have a common theme. Mark cared. He loved Carole and Lisa and would look forward to going home at the end of the day. He cared for the appearance of his training centers. He treated Xerox property like it was his. He was always prepared to teach and encourage his students. One could not walk away from a conversation with Mark and not be better in some way. Carole, Lisa and other family members, you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that time will heal the pain of our great loss.

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