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Thomas (Tommy) Murphy, 75, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2015)

He was born in Cumberland County, spent his early years in Columbia, KY, and was, for most of his life, a resident of Taylor County, where he owned and operated a successful auto rebuilding business. He was a member of a warm, wonderful, the son of the late Reuben & Aileen Baker Murphy. He was educated in the public schools of Adair County and in a family of of avid readers. He leaves four direct living descendants, and relatives in Adair, Taylor, Hardin Counties of Kentucky, and elsewhere.
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Tommy Murphy, age 75, formerly of Campbellsville and Columbia, KY, died Monday, December 7, 2015 in Elizabethtown, KY.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Friday, December 11, 2015 at Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn, KY, with Bro. Dwayn Lobb officiating. Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Murphy, 75, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2015)

He was born in Cumberland County, KY, on December 17, 1939. He was the son the late Ruben and Aileen Baker Murphy. He died Monday, December 7, 2015, in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY, at the age of 75 years, 11 months, and 20 days.

He spent his early childhood in Adair County, in Columbia, KY, in a large, rambling white house on the corner of Montgomery and Guthrie Streets, and attended Columbia Schools. He spent his adult years in Campbellsville, KY, where he operated a busy auto rebuilding business.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael (Mickey) Murphy. He is survived by the following:
  • A daughter: Marsha Silas of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two grandsons: Johnathan Neal Silas and his wife, Ashley of Rineyville, KY; and Christopher Thomas Silas, of South Dakota

  • And a great-granddaughter: Madison Silas
  • A brother: Marion Snow Murphy and his wife, Sheila of Columbia, KY

  • A sister: Bernice Burton, of North Carolina

  • His former wife: Margaret Murphy of Magnolia, KY

  • And several nieces and nephews
Send condolences to the family of Thomas Mitchell Murphy

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 N Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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