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Thomas  Oran Murphey III

Obituary for Thomas Oran Murphey III

May 27, 1982 - May 15, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 34


MURPHEY III, Thomas Oran

T. Murphey was born on May 27, 1982 to Betty Ann and T.O. Murphey, Jr. in Austin, TX. He died in Austin on May 15, 2017. Thomas graduated from Austin High School and received his degree in Communications from Texas State University. He also earned a teaching certificate and taught at O'Henry Junior High where he was once a student.

T. had many talents but music drew him into not only performing but seeking out talent he could record. He was the producer on several albums that were recorded at Arlyn Studio in Austin, of which he was also a partner. His memory for music and artists was phenomenal.

Thomas had a large responsibility thrust upon him when he was in his 20's. He rose to the challenge and ran his father's and grandfather's businesses for years. He revived and remodeled (in a uniquely Austin style and vibe) A Austin Storage in south Austin. It bears his style and creativity.

T. was charming, witty, intelligent, personable, and well liked. He was a sweet, kind and gentle soul and had an adorable unforgettable spirit. He was such a bright young man with a seemingly bright future ahead of him. He was much loved and will be forever missed.

Thomas is survived by his stepfather and mother, Gerald and Betty Vance Ronga; his younger sister, Adelaide Lucille Murphey, and step sisters Sara Trumet and Lindsay Ronga and her husband Eric Yeager, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Our precious T. will be interred in a private ceremony.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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