Past Master Robert E. Murphy, Sr. robert murphy pic

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Past Master Robert E. Murphy, Sr. robert murphy pic

July 1, 1940
to
August 24, 2021

Robert was born on July 1, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri to the union of Warren and Maxine Murphy.
Robert is an only child of this union. Robert was united in marriage to Shirley Hoyle on October 25, 1966.
Robert departed this life on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. His mother, Father, Sister Jodie, Brothers Lance and Stacy preceded him in death.
Robert was educated in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, attending Garrison and W.W. Yates Elementary Schools, R.T. Coles Junior School and Lincoln Senior High School (Class of 1960).
Robert served in the United States Army as a medic. In 1970, he was admitted into the Journeyman Painter Class of the Kansas City Plan Construction Trade School. Following the 3 year apprentice program, Robert earned the certification of Journeyman Painter and then entered into the 1 year apprentice program for estimator. Robert was employed for 10+ years as a Union painter.
In 1985, he was employed by the City of Kansas City MO., as an estimator in the Neighborhood Development Department where he retired in 1995.
Roberts Masonic career started on May 25, 1972 when he was healed into the Amos Johnson Lodge #148. He was elected as Worshipful Master of the Lodge in December 1997 as Master of the Lodge he reinstated the annual Lodge Past Master Banquet program that continues to this day. Robert became a Life Member (Gold Card Status) representing forty years of continuous membership in May 2012.
Other Masonic activities included: In 1975 he became a member of the Kansas City Consistory #7 AASR, obtaining his 32 degree. In 1978, he entered into the Allah Temple #6 Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. Robert was an Honorary Past Potentate of the Temple, as well as serving the office President of the Clod Hopper Clown Unit numerous times and currently services as Captain. In 2008 he became a Temple Life Member.
Robert received numerous awards and recognitions for Community Services associated with his employment with the City.
Robert joined Centennial United Methodist Church in 2015. He really enjoyed serving in the Good Shepherd Ministry and with the United Methodist Men.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife Shirley Murphy of 54 years, children Robin Bornemann (Chris), Robert Murphy Jr., Marcus Grayson, Everett Murphy, Donald Murphy, Tracy Murphy-Robinson, 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 brothers Warren Murphy Jr., Steven Murphy, Kenneth Murphy, 1 sister Alison Murphy-Forney and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Location:

Centennial United Methodist Church

1834 Woodland Ave. Kansas City Missouri 64108

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 4, 2021 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Centennial United Methodist Church

1834 Woodland Ave. Kansas City Missouri 64108

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

850 Muncie Rd. Leavenworth Kansas 66101

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500