Mr. Donald Edward Murphree of North Augusta, South Carolina passed away on October 29, 2021 at the age of 83.
His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he moved to North Augusta in 1951. He graduated from North Augusta High School in 1956, and then went on to attend the University of South Carolina in 1961, where he graduated with a B.S. in Marketing. He worked for Georgia Railroad Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan, and Fairfield Mortgage Corporation. In 1992, he retired from Westinghouse Corporation.
Don served in the United States Air Force and the South Carolina National Guard. He was a former Vice President of the Aiken County Homebuilder Association and President of the Augusta Mortgage Association. He served on the Advisory Board of the University of South Carolina- Aiken, where he also taught finance and appraisal courses. As well as being a member of the Aiken County Gamecock Club, Don served as President of the North Augusta Sertoma Club. He served on the Board of the CSRA Tennis Association and was a certified tennis official. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Carol Kay (Alexander) of North Augusta, daughter Sharon Denise Rose and son-in-law Jeffrey William Rose of Laguna Niguel, California. Son Ryan Lance Murphree and daughter-in-law Abbeygail (Carpenter) of Lexington, South Carolina, his brother Larry Lance Murphree and his wife Sue, of St. Augustine Florida. His brother-in-law Kenneth Alexander and his wife Donna, of North Augusta.