Robert ”Bob” C. Murphy, 85, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Dayton VA Hospice. He was born June 5, 1932 in New Lebanon, to the late Howard and Ruth (Brown) Murphy.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Murphy; his sister, Mabel Hunt; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Murphy.
Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He has been a member of the DAV for over 50 years. Bob had formerly owned and operated Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating and Air. He had also worked many years for Rammel and Sons Plumbing. Bob loved working with wood and even built handmade furniture. He took pride in making his yard and garden look spectacular.
Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucy (Young) Murphy, whom he married October 23,1954; his son, Patrick Murphy of Greenville; his brother, Leroy Murphy of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with full military graveside services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans honor guard.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5-7 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Hospice, Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45428 c/o NH2 Victory Ridge Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.