Donald Ray Murphy, 78 of Powhatan, Virginia passed away on September 30th 2022.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Margaret Murphy, and his sister Peggy Mclean, mother, Gertrude Wainwright (Gordon) and father, Willis B. Murphy (U.S. Navy, World War II). Grandparents, Charlie Wainwright and lena Wainwright. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Taylor; Stepdaughter, Dora Douglas; Granddaughters, Ashli Griffith, Samantha Ashrafi (Alex), and Sarah Beard (Ethan), and 6 great grandchildren and devoted friends.
Ray was well known to the community for his generosity but as a man that kept to himself. He was very proud of his accomplishments, of which he built his plumbing company from the ground up and ran for over 30 years. Ray served in the U.S. Army in the Airborne Corp from 1961-1964. Ray adored his grandchildren, his tractor, his home and his dog, lucky.
A visitation will be held, Friday Oct. 7 from 1PM to 2PM at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home Chapel, 3215 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan VA 23139. With a memorial service to follow at 2PM. Online condolences may be made at Bennettbardenfh.com