John Allan Murphy, 80, died July 13, 2013, at Regency Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2013, at Roseland Park.
Mr. Murphy was a longtime resident of Hattiesburg. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He did many live radio and TV remotes for Hattiesburg businesses, was a TV and Radio correspondent for the Hattiesburg Wrestling scene, and was a popular DJ for WFOR and WBKH. He was known by his fans as “Honest” John. He was very involved in his community. He was founder of the Hattiesburg Animal Humane Society and had many fundraisers for organizations in Hattiesburg. He also owned and operated three dry cleaners in Hattiesburg and was very charitable when it came to Camp Shelby’s needs. During the last 30 years he ran his own business spanning over 4 states and was known as the “Road Runner”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June Murphy.
Mr. Murphy is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Hills, Randilyn Pace and Stevie Baggett; one son, Scott Murphy; and six grandsons, Philip Davis, Zachery Hurst, Daniel Hills, Drew Pace, John Murphy Pace and Roman Baggett.