James "Ed" Cloud Jr.
James Edward “Ed” Cloud Jr., 60, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Sikeston, Mo., but lived most of his life in New Orleans, La., before moving to Murphy in 2005.
Ed was in the United States Navy, serving as Lee Helmsman on the USS Nimitz on her maiden voyage.
Ed was currently working at Harrah’s Valley River Casino as a table games dealer. He had worked for many years as a disc jockey with WCVP and WCNG, and disc jockeyed for many weddings and events.
He was the son of Jean Glass Cloud and the late James Edward Cloud Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Alan Cloud.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his loving wife of 27 years, Terri Hill Cloud; a daughter, Denae Cloud and fiance, Bryan Meadows of Cullowhee; a son, Spencer Cloud and fiancee Hailey Hollifield of Claremont; a sister, Debi Witt and husband Larry of Harrisburg, Ark.; and a nephew, Jeremy Witt.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
Military graveside rites followed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, provided by Murphy American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812 and Hayesville American Legion Post 532.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at iviefuneralhomeinc.com.