Friday, July 16, 2010

William D. Murphy (July 16, 2010)

Mr. William D. Murphy age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:20 P.M. Friday July 16, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Center of Greenville, Ohio. Bill was born June 20, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio. He was the son of the late Richard and Bernice (Ungericht) Murphy.

Bill was retired from Corning Glass formerly of Greenville. He had been employed there for 30 years and held the position as Fire Chief at the local plant. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Greenville Elks Lodge, a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, and a V.F.W. Booster Member and had served as a Greenville Minuteman (Fire Auxiliary) for the Greenville Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Step Father—Sidney Horn; a sister—Susanne Hines; and his mother in law—Joan Ross.

Bill is survived by his wife Marcella (Ross) Murphy of Greenville. They were married August 16, 1980. Also by daughters Kimberly Chipman of Austin, Texas and Michelle (Chet) Walker of Greenville; son W. David Murphy of Greenville; grandchildren—Mandi, Angie, Shawn, Noah, Brittni, Shane and Chris; 4 great grandchildren; brother—Richard “Jim” (Francoise) Murphy of Greenville; sister—Pat (Jacque) Durr of Exton, Pa.; father in law—Wayne E. Ross of Greenville; other in laws—Martha and Larry Royer of New Madison, Ted and Diana Ross of Orlando, Fla., Tom Ross of Houston, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Services will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth St., Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday July 19, 2010 from 4 until 8 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. There will be an Elk’s Lodge of Sorrow held Monday at 7:30 P.M. followed by a Masonic Memorial Service and Scottish Rite Ring Degree Service.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Shriner’s Hospitals or Hospice of Darke County.

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