January 08, 2019


Joshua Caleb Murphy
July 7, 1977 - January 6, 2019

Joshua Caleb Murphy, age 41 and a resident of Carencro, Louisiana, died Sunday January 6, 2019. He spent his younger years growing up in Livingston Parish where he attended Walker High School and later lived with family near Franklinton. After high school, Josh joined the United States Army and later became a truck driver, working locally as well as driving cross-country. He most recently worked for different companies in the commercial refrigeration field. Josh loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and playing his guitar. He enjoyed wood-working and fishing. Josh always enjoyed cooking outdoors, crawfish boils and hanging out with his friends.

Survived by: Mother: Judy Peavy Varnado of the Canaan Community in Washington Parish; Father and Step-mother: Kenneth W. and Lynnie Murphy of Lafayette; 4 Daughters: Corinne Rene Murphy of Carencro, Grace Helen Murphy of Denham Springs, Adelle Christine Murphy of Ethel, LA, Brittany Nicole Verette of Ascension Parish; Son: Caleb Wayne Murphy of Walker; Grandmother: Nelda Sanders of Mansura; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-father Richard E. Varnado, grandparents Charles Peavy, Sr. and Helen Jones Peavy, grandfather Bobbie Joe Murphy and cousin Dana Owens.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438) on Saturday January 12th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 Saturday with Rev. Wayne Talley, Rev. Paul Roney and Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

An account has been established in the name of Joshua Caleb Murphy Benevolence Fund, and memorial donations can be received at any Hancock Whitney Bank location throughout Louisiana.

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