Robert Murphy


Mr. Robert Thomas “Bob” Murphy, 86, husband of Estelle Jett Murphy and a resident of Nassawadox, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk.

A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late George S. Murphy and the late Sarah Elizabeth McDaniel Murphy. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired Virginia State Police special agent, member of Broadwater Lodge #71 AF & AM, past master of Suffolk Lodge, and member of the Elks B.P.O.E., and Virginia State Police Association.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a grandson, Joshua Scott Murphy; and a daughter-in-law, Valerie Gordy Murphy.

He was predeceased by his son, William Lawrence Murphy.

To honor his request, no public services will be held.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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