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January 7, 2014

Frederick R. Murphy

MARSHALL, ILL. — MARSHALL, Ill. — Frederick R. Murphy, 77, of Casey, Ill., formerly of Martinsville, Ill., and Marshall, Ill., passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, Ind.

He was retired from Western Electric and Indiana State University.

He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Marshall, Ill., the son of Henry W. and Elvah L. Veach Murphy. He married Dorris A. Edwards on Oct. 26, 2004, in Marshall, Ill.

Surviving are his wife, Dorris; a son, Eric Murphy; a daughter, Anita Murphy; two stepsons, Timothy (Tammy) Parker and Tracy Parker; a step-grandchild, Dalton Parker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Howard Murphy, Jesse A. Murphy, William Murphy, Harley Murphy and Wayne Murphy; and a sister, Geneva Elliott.

He was a member of the Five Points Christian Church, where he had been a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, church deacon and elder. He was a member of VFW Post #1769 of Effingham, Ill., and Martinsville Legion Post #515.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963. His special service included ECM Special Project ERB.

Services in honor of his life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, with Brother Larry Morecraft officiating. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be from noon until the service time on Saturday at the funeral Home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Five Points Christian Church.

 

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