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Samuel E. (Jackie) Murphy, Casey County, KY (1935-2014)

He was a native of Elkhorn, KY, and a resident of Decatur, IL at the time of his death. He was previously employed with Caterpillar in Decatur, IL, as a security officer, with over twenty-nine years of service. Mr. Murphy served as Chief of Police for the village of Buffalo, for seventeen years, retiring in 1988. He also volunteered with Buffalo Fire Department and served on the village of Buffalo township board. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church in Elkhorn, KY, and enjoyed fishing, shopping, wood working, and spending time with his family. He the son of Claudia Hazel Bottoms Murphy and the late Otha Coy Murphy. His wife of over 62 years, Lona Faye Murphy, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants.
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Samuel E. "Jackie" Murphy, of Decatur, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2013 at the Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 79.

Funeral services are 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Monday, October 6, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Don Clark and Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating. Mr. Murphy will be laid to rest in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 10amCT/11amET, to funeral service.


Samuel E. (Jackie) Murphy, Casey County, KY (1935-2014


Born January 25, 1935, in Elkhorn, KY, he was the son of Claudia Hazel Bottoms Murphy of Mannsville and the late Otha Coy Murphy. He died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Decatur, Macon County, IL, at the age of 79 years, eight months, and seven days.

He was previously employed with Caterpillar in Decatur, IL, as a security officer, with over twenty-nine years of service. Mr. Murphy served as Chief of Police for the village of Buffalo, for seventeen years, retiring in 1988. He also volunteered with Buffalo Fire Department and served on the village of Buffalo township board. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church in Elkhorn, KY, and enjoyed fishing, shopping, wood working, and spending time with his family.

Other survivors include his beloved wife, Lona Faye Murphy, whom he married December 20, 1951, and the following:
  • A son, Jerry Murphy of Decatur, IL

  • A daughter: Julie Murphy of Decatur, IL
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  • Three brothers: Roy D. Murphy of Beach Grove, Indiana; William Keith Murphy (and Cathy) of Elkhorn, KYl and Dale (and Debbie) Murphy of Indianapolis, Indiana

  • A sister: Janis Murphy of Indianapolis, Indiana

  • And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends.
In addition to his father, "Jackie" is preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Murphy and two brothers, Carlton Murphy and Eugene Murphy.

Memorials are suggested to Special Olympics of Macon County, Illinois.

Send a condolence to the family of Samuel E (Jackie) Murphy

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.


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