GREENVILLE - Leroy E. Murphy Jr., 56, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Oct. 20, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
He was born Dec. 29, 1956, in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Leroy Murphy of Greenville and the late Marilyn (Timmons) Murphy.
Leroy was the safety director for Whirlpool Corp. in Greenville; firefighter for Englewood Fire Department and Gettysburg Fire Department; Clark State Community College fire instructor; HAZMAT Team; Darke County LEPC.
He was a member of the Eagles; Darke County Coin Club; Treaty City Amateur Radio; Ohio Society of Fire Service Instructors; past member of the Fire Chiefs Association.
He is preceded in death by his mother; grandson: Justice Meade: niece: Kerri Murphy.
He is survived by his father: Leroy Murphy of Greenville; his wife: Betty (Martin) Murphy of Greenville; son: Wyatt Murphy of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law: Amanda and Clayton Hans of Greenville; stepdaughters and sons-in-law: Betty and Brad Meade of Greenville, Nicole and Ronald Shellabarger of Greenville; stepson and daughter-in-law: Michael and Laci Reynolds of Summerville, S.C.; 12 grandchilden; brother and sister in law: Terry and Kim Murphy of Versailles; sister: Deborah Bailey of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and all of his brother firefighters.
Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Gettysburg School Gymnasium, Gettysburg, Ohio, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the school. Memorial contributions may be made to Gettysburg Fire Department or Englewood Fire Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com