MURPHY, Kenneth Dale Jr., 77, of Toronto, OH, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the Trinity Medical Center, West.
He was born October 22, 1935, in Moundsville, WV, the son of the late Kenneth Dale Murphy, Sr. and Ruth M. (Buck) Murphy.
Ken was a member of the National Rifle Association; Toronto Rod and Gun Club; Weirton V.F.W.; Toronto Methodist Men's Club; 1957 graduate of Jefferson Union High School.
He served his country as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from the Titanium Metals Corporation of Toronto.
Ken is survived by his wife, Elizabeth V.A. "Liz" Murphy whom he married September 16, 1963; daughters, Sharon Kay (Michael) Davis of Holland, MI and Lisa Marie (Mark) Porter of Atwater, OH; brothers, John (Diane) Murphy of East Liverpool, OH and Carl (Geri) Murphy of California; sister, Margaret (Jeff) Cypher of Brighton, MI; grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin) Rummel of Gulfport, MS, Heather Porter of Canton, OH, Michael Porter of Atwater, OH, Mary Rose Davis of Holland, MI and Jodi Lynn Davis of Holland, MI; great- grandchildren, Dominic Porter, Brandon Greer, Lillian and Blake Rummel.
There will be visitation hours for Ken from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, January 17th at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main Street, Toronto.
A Memorial Service celebrating Ken's life will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Elliott officiating.
There will be full Military honors at the funeral home Thursday after services at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the National Rifle Association, 1250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 or to Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, 352 County Road 42, Toronto, OH 43964
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