• Memphis Funeral Home
    Memphis, TN
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Owen Murphy Selby, Jr. 1947 - 2013

Owen Murphy Selby, Jr.

Monday, December 02, 2013
Gina - I was sorry to hear about Owen. I know this is an especially difficult time since your family is dealing with your mother's health issues also. I went by to see her last week and she seemed to be doing better. I will continue to pray for her progress. I will keep you, Trey, Lauren and Quaid in my thoughts and prayers also. I have a lot of good memories of times with Owen and the family that I will cherish forever. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the services but you will be in my thoughts. Jo and I will make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project in Owen's honor. Wil High
Monday, December 02, 2013
I saw Selby for the first time on March 31, 1975. I was in the same class room with him, but did not get to know him for several days; only because it took several days for the shock of being members of the 40th Session of the Memphis Police Training Academy, and everyone began to relax and fellowship.
After getting to know Selby, I learned that he had already been a member of a Police Department that I had never heard about. It was called the Memphis International Airport Police Department. Owen was one of the Original Members. During the Academy days, we all had a stressful twelve weeks that made us sometimes think if we could handle much more. We were a very close knit class. When things seemed bad, we pulled together and found humor in it, when Class Counselor Frank Strausser was not around.
Owen retired a few years ago, but I always ran into him by and by. It was only a few weeks ago when our class mate Jeff Todd came by my office to let me know about Owen's condition and I had to pause and remember all of our 40th Session class mates who had already passed before us. Owen had the virtuous-will of a man of faith and the strength of a lion. I was proud to see a passage on Facebook that said "Owen fought the good fight". Owen will be truly missed.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Gina and Trey, sorry to hear of Owen's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lorie Gammel and family
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Your husband was a sincere family man. He stopped me numerous times I got tickets, but we became friends during filming of The Firm when he was at Lausanne and my daughter was a senior there. He was a gentleman and no more tickets! My sincere sympathy and prayers
Sherri Steiger
Sunday, December 01, 2013
I crossed paths with Officer Selby numerous times as a reporter. He loved his job and did it well. There is a special place in heaven for those who so selflessly give of themselves.
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