Clinton L. Murphy, Sr., 82, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at his home with his family at his side. Clinton was born on March 28, 1930, in Huntington, West Virginia, son of the late Kenneth L. Murphy and Lura Ethel Roach Murphy.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after spending twenty-one years in 1968. Clinton then went on to become a licensed electrician and worked for another forty years for the community. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church and he was always willing to help those in the community that didn’t have.
Clinton is survived by his wife of more than fifty-six years, Marion Davis Murphy; his daughters, Debbie (Randy) Carnes, Robin Murphy, Denise (Paul) Holley, and Cathy Murphy all of Gallipolis; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Murphy Sheets of Gallipolis; and a brother-in-law, Pete Burger of Milton, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Clinton L. Murphy, Jr., and Timothy Scott Murphy; and one sister, Phyllis Murphy Burger.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Carnes and Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be T.J. Murphy, Ben Murphy, Trevor Calhoun, Larry Evans, Taylor Luxford, Paul Holley, Aaron Price, Dennis Brown, Greg Shipley and Jerrid Douglas.
Clinton was a beloved father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.
Full Military Honors will be given at the graveside.
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