Chad Elliott Murphy, 50, of Hendersonville, passed away unexpectantly on February 3, 2024. Chad went home to his reward and was welcomed into Heaven by his sister Amy.
Chad was born on August 4, 1973, in Pardee Hospital. He was the second son of Roy and Sheila Murphy. Chad lived most of his life in Hendersonville. He graduated from West Henderson High School in 1991. Chad served 8 years in the Army Reserves as a Combat Engineer. He was proud to be a Veteran and to have served our Country.
Chad was raised in the Nazarene Church and loved the Lord from an early age. Chad had aspirations of being in the ministry and as a young man preached two sermons at this childhood church. Chad attended Trevecca Nazarene College, studying psychology and theology.
Chad was a hard worker and a dedicated employee. He strived every day to be better than he was the day before and he encouraged those around him to always be their best.
Chad learned how to cut meat (butcher meat) at 20 years old while he and Julie worked at Quincey’s. She used to get into trouble for sneaking into the meat room to visit him and steal kisses. Chad honed and used those skills for over 20 years cutting meat both in restaurants and at Ingles; where he worked for over 5 years both as a meat cutter and a Meat Market Manager.
For the last 7 years Chad worked for Champion Comfort Experts. He started as an HVAC tech and was promoted to Service Manager 4 years ago. Chad loved HVAC and had finally found his niche. He enjoyed helping diagnose problems and working towards the best solutions. Chad was truly happy in his career path. He really enjoyed his job and his co-workers.
Chad was most happy when he was with his family. He was so proud of his three boys. Hunter – 24, Aiden – 18 and Ethan – 15. His love for Dad jokes will not be forgotten. The cornier they were, the bigger he smiled. Chad enjoyed listening to comedy and all kinds of music. His pursuit for knowledge and learning anything new was endless. His willingness to share his “fun facts” with anyone who would listen was boundless. Everyone learned something from Chad. He was a wonderful and patient teacher and father. His boys will always remember his silliness and loquacious talks.
His second love behind his kids, was his wife, Julie. Chad and Julie first met in 1993 when she went to work at Quincey’s Steakhouse. Chad trained her how to wait tables and to scrub food out of the carpet with a soup spoon. Something they still laughed about frequently. They reunited ten years later in 2003, got married in 2004 and experienced over 20 years of partnership and love, raising kids while making plans for their after kids’ time. Julie’s love for baseball rubbed off on Chad and they loved Atlanta Braves baseball. They celebrated multiple Anniversaries in Atlanta cheering on their team. Their retirement dream was to travel the US in their RV watching Atlanta play in each MLB stadium.
Chad was preceded in death by his sister, Amy Murphy Greene, his Grandparents, Ed & Vergie Jones and George and Myrtle Murphy, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife, Julie. His sons, Hunter, Aiden, and Ethan. His parents Roy and Shelia Murphy, brother, Todd Murphy, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC. Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 with the service following at 2:00. If you would like to make a monetary donation in support of Chad’s family, please do so with the following link: https://gofund.me/65c4b22e
The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with love, support, and prayers. They are deeply touched by the amount of people Chad affected in his life and who loved him. He will be missed greatly by many!
Condolences may be sent to the Murphy family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or C/O Jackson Funeral Service 1101 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Please include the name of the deceased on the condolence.