Carl Edward Murphrey

October 29, 1946 ~ August 17, 2022

Carl Edward Murphrey, 75, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away at 9:47 AM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in his residence.

Mr. Murphrey was born October 29, 1946 in Monroe, LA and has lived in Lake Charles for a number of years.  He served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War as part of the Brown Water Navy on board PBR boats that navigated the inland waterways and rivers in Vietnam.  He worked for over thirty years as a wireline operator with OTIS Engineering / Halliburton.  Mr. Murphrey enjoyed spending time with his friends and family during his off time and loved his dog, Brody.  His favorite job and the best name given to him was “Paw Paw”.

Mr. Murphrey is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Wright (Ray) of Lake Charles; sisters, Coleen Morris (Larry) of Rayville, LA and Cathy Stevenson (Bubba) of Oak Ridge, LA; grandchildren, Stephan Fontenot (Kelly), Justice Fontenot, and Zane Rulon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Colier and Christine Thorp Murphrey; and his beloved fur baby, Brody.

His cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Murphrey’s memory can be made at

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