George Albert Murphrey Jr.

George Albert Murphrey Jr. was born March 24, 1950, in Monroe, Louisiana, to parents, George Albert Murphrey Sr. and Harriet Louise Ogletree Murphrey. He passed away Friday, April 28, 2023, in Shepherd, Texas, at the age of 73.

George was a Pipeline Welder for Local #798 for 25 years, and has lived in Shepherd, Texas for the past 15 years. He loved to garden and gamble, watch Fox News, and cowboy and Indian movies. George was a hardworking man and was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone that knew and loved him.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George Albert Murphrey Sr. and Harriet “Lucy” Murphrey.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Donna Graves Murphrey; children, Timothy Michael Murphrey, Shane Patrick Murphrey, Amy Dawn Bordovsky and husband Jon, Darcy Nichol Heard and husband Justin, Brennan Wayne Burch; grandchildren, Michaela, Conor, Hayden, Benjamin, Iris, Evan, Nathan; sister, Martha Jo Murphrey; niece, Nicole Worthy and husband Chad; great nephews, Andrew Worthy and Michael Worthy. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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