George W. Murphy, 100, died Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Long Term Care Unit in Satanta, Kansas. He was born March 27, 1921 to Susan (Boggs) and Roy Murphy in Stella, Missouri. He married Viola Oxford on August 25, 1941 in Neosho, Missouri. On September 26, 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country during WWII. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 1946.\n\nGeorge and Viola settled in Sublette in 1951 and began raising their family. George went to work as an Oiler at the Northern Natural Gas Plant 10 miles south of Sublette where he worked for 31 years.\n\nGeorge found relaxation in camping and was a member of the local chapter of the Good Sam Club known as Garden Valley Camping for many years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors working in his garden. He grew tomatoes and was known to share some of his best with family and friends. He was passionate about reading and in recent years became a fan of the large-print books from the local library. Prior to moving to Satanta, George could be seen on his golf cart around Sublette, often times giving rides to his grandkids. \n\nGeorge lived his life as a grateful American and was proud to fly the American flag in front of his home.\n\nHe is survived by his children, George Edwin Murphy and wife Sharon of Amarillo, TX, and Clara Russom and husband Jim of Sublette, KS; grandchildren, Gary Murphy and wife Joanna of Sublette, KS, James Murphy of Oakley, CA, Jennifer Love and husband Shawn of Winfield, KS, and Chris Russom and wife Denise of Sublette, KS; great-grandchildren, Damon Simmons and wife Hope of Hugoton, KS, Dante Simmons and wife Emmie of Wichita, KS, Brandon Love and girlfriend Maddie Thayer of Winfield, KS, Haley Murphy of Oakley, CA, Sara Murphy of Sublette, KS, and Destiny Russom of Sublette, KS; great-great-grandchildren, Aldrick and Fitz Simmons, and Koa Love, a beloved niece, Mary Alice Clymer; and numerous nieces and nephews.\n\nHe is preceded in death by two infant sons; brothers, Glen, Jack and Bob Murphy; and sisters, Marion New, Shirley Sprenkle, Lily Sprenkle, Roxie Riley, and Dot Harrison.\n\nVisitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12, with the family receiving friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Sublette, Kansas.\n\nFuneral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 13, at Sublette Southern Baptist Church with Pastor David Erwin officiating. Interment will be at Haskell County Cemetery immediately following the service.\n\nSuggested memorial contributions can be made payable to Pheasant Heaven Charities in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com. \nTo send flowers to the family of George W. Murphy, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.