On August 24, 2021, Ross Murphy died of complications of CoVid. He spent his last days in a separate room in the same hospital as his loved wife, Barbara Stapleton Murphy. Barbara is still recovering from her bout with CoVid.
(I will add a link to his obituary when it has been published.)
According to Ross’s Face Book page: he was born on July 25, 1947. Ross married Barbara on December 16, 1966. They had 2 daughters, Jackie Gregston and Tracy Hicks.
Ross and Barbara joined in 1986. He began to be instrumental in the business of “just a little scooter club” in 1992 when he became an Area Director. From there, he served as President 1992-96. There were state meets in Cleburne, Marshall, and Sequin under his leadership. The club by-laws were drafted and voted into place on June 5, 1993.
In 1994 he was awarded the Founder’s Award. He served on the Board of Directors 1998-2001. 2004 and 2014 he took the job of Webmaster.
He served as the President of Cushman Club of America 2014-16.
Personal note from Chrysti Love: There have been so many friends who have posted sweet memories on Face Book. Raymond and I meet Ross and Barbara at the Draw, Tx ride in 1994. We were just getting started, and friendly people like them, drew us into the fun of the TCC. We joined in 1995. Not many people knew the area where I grew up – Lehman, Tx. But Ross had worked at the gas plant and he was glad to share memories of the shinnery and sand. Ross and Raymond spent many good times together. Ross rode with Raymond in our antique car during a Paris car show. We will all miss his positive attitude and smiling face. Our condolences to the family.