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Richard Murphy, 61

May 29, 2012

Richard Murphy, 61, of Churubusco, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born June 17, 1950, in Fort Wayne, a son of Richard Wells and Ruth (Parker) Murphy.
He served in the U.S. Army, spending one year in Vietnam.
On July 31, 1971, he married Cheryl Dray. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Ruth Ingle; sons, Richard Murphy, Timothy Murphy, both of Fort Wayne, Mark Murphy, Brian Murphy, and David Murphy, all of Churubusco; sister, Cindy Shaw of Huntington; three brothers, Dan Murphy of Tennessee, William Murphy, Kenny Murphy, both of Huntington and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Wells Murphy and a brother, Greg Murphy
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Lane Burgland, officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, or one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be directed to the Family.
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