Murphy, William "Bill" H.

May 16, 1945 - May 7, 2014

William “Bill” H. Murphy, age 68, of Dallas, Texas passed away quietly at home with his wife, Grace, by his side just after 12:00 am on May 7, 2014. 

Bill’s passion for life and joyful spirit were an encouragement to all who had the pleasure to know him. Even through the last few years of living with ALS, he maintained a great joy and love of life.  Coming to a renewed faith in Christ in 2011 brought Bill much Peace and Hope.  As he grew in his relationship with the Lord, his gratitude for every blessing became even more evident to those of us who walked with him on this journey.

Bill lived a very full life and was a masterful storyteller.  In 2013 he started a blog at with the intention of providing Hope to others through inspiring stories from his own life.  While he had many more stories than he was able to capture in writing, the handful that he published will bless all who take the time to read them.  We are thankful for the stories, both written and verbally shared, that will forever be in our hearts.

Bill is survived by his wife, Grace Murphy; sons, Adam, Harrison & Spencer Murphy; daughter, Eryn Murphy; brother, Kevin Jon Murphy of St. Paul, MN; brother, Dennis (& Mary) Murphy of Meridian, ID; uncle, Dr. Robert (& Shirley) Murphy of Quincy, IL.

Bill was a faithful provider for his family and was passionate about ensuring his children’s access to higher education.  In honor of this passion, Bill’s eldest children, Adam & Eryn, had the idea to establish a memorial fund for their two younger siblings. For information about how to contribute to this fund, please contact Bill’s brother, Dennis Murphy at (208) 553-5182 or [email protected]

An extended reflection and memorial of Bill’s life from his birth in 1945 will be added to his blog at

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Monday, May 12, 2014 at Dallas Bible Church located at 15765 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248, phone (972) 770-3500.



Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

5 replies on “Murphy, William "Bill" H.”

Matt Martin says:

Bill was a joy to be around for the few years that I knew him. He was incredibly bright and thought provoking in every area that we discussed. His stories were fantastic and his time was always enriching. I regret not being able to spend more time with him and I am tremendously grieved for myself and his sweet family. I will always be appreciative and grateful for Bill.

Amy Harman says:

Grace and sweet family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. May you feel God’s peace and the full knowledge that Bill is out of any physical suffering, and you will see him again . Please know I will be praying for you all this week, and in the weeks to come. That God will put the right people in your life and the lives of your boys to comfort and lift you up. You are such a strong, Christian woman, please know you are loved! with sympathy, Amy Harman

Rhonda Bostler says:

My thoughts and prayers are with this lovely family. Bill was a pleasure to work with and had a marvelous sense of humor. He will be missed.

Marjory Singher says:

My sister Laura, a friend of Bill’s from St. Paul Central High School, was honored by Bill in his blog last May, shortly after her sudden death. I was so moved by his memories that I’ve kept the post on my opening page and will continue to do so. I send my condolences to all who loved this obviously remarkable man and know his spirit will always be with you.

Judith Lubet Spiegel says:

I knew Bill very well for 4 years when we were young and innocent. Though I haven’t seen him since 1970, I thought about him often and was so saddened to read about his death. I hoped he was happy and fulfilled. It looks like he was and more so. Best to Jon and Dennis. I imagine his loss is huge.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.

R. Driver

Excellent customer service, they made you feel like you were their only customer. Very helpful and explained what we should expect during the process. They basically took care of our needs during this time. They contacted DFW National Cemetery for us which made it a smooth experience. Definitely will use them again.

View more testimonials.