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Kenton Clifford "Pat" Murphy

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Kenton Clifford "Pat" Murphy Obituary
Murphy Hampton, VA Kenton "Pat" Clifford Murphy, 89, of Hampton, VA, formerly of Nags Head, NC and Lehew, WV, died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Born in Jenkinjones, WV, he was the son of the late William Roscoe Murphy and Etha Marie Money Murphy. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Allene Ray Cline Murphy, a brother William Roscoe Murphy, Jr. and a sister Kathleen Young. He retired December 31, 1963, from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel having served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He also worked for the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, MD from 1964-1978. He was the Business Manager for Bethlehem Baptist Church in Fairfax, VA from 1978-1990 and Data Search in Manassas, VA from 1990-2000. He was a member of Manteo Baptist Church, Manteo, NC. Mr. Murphy is survived by a brother, Patrick Noel Murphy of Brenham, TX; a daughter, Midge Britton of Knoxville, TN; a son, Michael Murphy of Chiang Mai, Thailand; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Manteo Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., led by the Rev. Ken Simpson. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Manteo Baptist Church, 406 U.S. 64, Manteo, NC 27954; Capon Valley Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 84, Yellow Spring, WV 26865 or to the Air Force Association, Development Department, 1501 Lee Hwy., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209. The family would especially like to thank the staff of The Gardens at Warwick Forest in Newport News, VA and the staff of Always Best Care at The Chamberlin in Hampton, VA for the loving care and support that they gave to Mr. Murphy and his family. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford Funeral Home P.O. Box 595 Manteo, NC 27954 252.473.2449 (voice) 252.473.3392 (fax)

Published in Washington Times on Apr. 18, 2014
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