Paul Edward Murphy, 63, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away at home on September 8, 2017.
Paul was born April 22, 1954, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Wayne Edward Murphy and Margaret Boldt Murphy. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary, Columbus High School, and graduated from West High School in 1972.
He earned his degree in engineering from University of Northern Iowa. He worked at John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo, Iowa, and retired from Scroll Technologies in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Penny; his children, Michael Carroll (Rebecca) of Woodbury, MN; Matthew Murphy of Peoria, IL; Sara Murphy Jump (Jordan) of Cedar Rapids, IA; his step-children, Sarah Goldstein (Mark) of Arden, NC; Abigail Koch-Huizenga (Greg) of Fulton, IL; and four grandchildren, Ryan and Logan Carroll, Alden Goldstein, and Michaela Jump.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Mary Elizabeth.
Paul was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by many, and his memory will be greatly cherished by those who loved him.
It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to a dear friend. Paul will always be remembered by his smile, intelligence, talents and kind demeanor . I will miss you my friend, you were loved by many, until we meet again..
I never know what to say when someone passes away. Seems like I'm always in shock at the moment, and then weeks later I can think of what I really should have said. I will always remember Paul's kindnesses to me, the great laughs he and Penny and I had, how handsome he was, how level headed he seemed, and most of all, how dearly he loved Penny. He didn't just say it; he proved it. He is gone far too soon.
I am very sorry for your loss. I wish I lived closer so that I could give you a hug.
You and Paul were very kind to my family and me. I will cherish the memories of the times we spent together.
I miss you.
We would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family. We are Rebecca's parents in Iowa. We were very happy for Mike to meet his extended family and are happy that Ryan and Logan have cousins. We are sorry for your loss, please know our prayers have surrounded you. Gloria Sykes
Shocking to have such a wonderful outgoing friend leave us so soon. I worked with Paul for years and through that was able to call him and Penny friends. What a sweet loving and energetic couple they were. Paul always had that charming smile and astute personality. My heart goes out to Penny and the family during this difficult time. He will be missed by all.