GREENVILLE Leroy E. Murphy, Jr., 56 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday October 20, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born December 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 & son in law: Amanda & Clayton Hans of Greenville; step daughters & sons in law: Betty & Brad Meade of Greenville, Nicole & Ronald Shellabarger of Greenville; step son & daughter in law: Michael & Laci Reynolds of Summerville, S.C.; 12 grandchilden; brother & sister in law: Terry & 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 October 25, 2013 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 October 24, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 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