King Gemini XXVIII Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy was born in Georgetown, KY and graduated from Scott County High School in 1972.  Later that same year, he married his wife, Karen.  Jack graduated from Midway College with a degree in Organizational Management.  He went on to serve and retire as a Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.  Jack was employed for 38 years with Johnson Controls and recently retired as a Vice President.  Jack and Karen have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Jack loves to volunteer as can be illustrated by his work with the Cub Scouts, the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeshore Economic Development Agency, and the Tuscaloosa Area United Way.  Jack is honored to serve as King Gemini XXVIII and looks forward to a great year.

Queen Gemini XXVIII Karen Murphy

Karen Murphy was born in Georgetown, KY and graduated from Scott County High School.  Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Jack.  They are blessed with two sons, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. She and Jack were initially recruited by the late King Dave Michels to join the Krewe under a corporate sponsorship.  When Jack was being transferred to yet another job location in 1999, she and Jack were gifted with a Krewe membership as a going away present and they have maintained that membership ever since.

Karen served as Duchess of Texas in Gemini XXV. Even though Jack’s job assignments have taken them across the world and back, they have always returned to Shreveport to support the Krewe of Gemini.  Karen is honored to serve with her husband as Queen Gemini XXVIII and looks forward to a great year.