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Joey (Doc) Murphy, 66, Casey Co., KY native (1952-2019)

Reverend Doctor Joey "Doc" Murphy of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was 66 years of age.

Visitation and funeral services for Joey will be held privately with private burial at Murphy Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born September 7, 1952, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Claud W. Murphy and Syrilla Emerson Murphy Taylor.

Joey retired after 50 years in the ministry and was a member of the United Methodist Conference. Joey earned his Masters of Divinity from Emory University and later received his Doctorate of Theology.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Carolyn Evans Murphy, whom he wed December 28, 1973, of Harrodsburg; one son, Paul Brent (Katie) Murphy of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Doctor Ted K. (Jefferi) Murphy of Liberty and Jimmy (Joy Lynn) Murphy of Lexington; two grandchildren, Noah James Murphy and Elijah Brent Murphy; and one aunt, Helena McDonald.

Per Joey's wishes in lieu of flowers, please give a gift of appreciation to your pastor.

Joey's funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook available at

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Joey (Doc) Murphy, 66, Casey Co., KY native (1952-2019)

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