Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 5, 2012

Robert Carl Murphy

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Robert Carl Murphy, age 53, of Princeton, W.Va., died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born on July 12, 1959 in Bluefield, he was a son of Robert V. Murphy Jr. of Ocala, Fla. and the late Carolynn Anderson Murphy.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilmyth and Virginia Anderson and Robert V. and Arrillia Murphy.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors: Father: Robert V. Murphy Jr. and stepmother, Barbara of Ocala, Fla.; brother: Thomas N. Murphy and wife Lisa of Timberlake, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, W.Va. is in charge of arrangements.