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Ronald L. MURPHY

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MURPHY, Ronald L. 76 of Springfield, passed away on July 17, 2014 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1937 in Union County, Florida. Ron graduated from Springfield High School in 1956 and Wittenberg University in 1960. His coaching and teaching career started at Northeastern High School and continued to Springfield North High School and concluded at Wittenberg University. Ron was an outstanding athlete. He was an All-American football player in high school and college and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at both schools. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Murphy and in December of 2013, his son Greg Murphy. Ron is survived by his wife Mary Jo Murphy of 59 years; daughter, Lysa Smith of Springfield; four grandchildren: Ashley, Alex, RT Murphy, and Paige Smith; one brother, Jim Murphy of Montgomery, Alabama; son-in-law, Brian Smith of Springfield, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Barb Little of Springfield; niece Cyndi Decarlo of Springfield; nephews, Doug Little of Florida and Bart Little of Springfield, and countless relatives and friends. A Memorial "Tailgate" will be held during the Wittenberg University football season (time to be announced). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Wittenberg University football program or the "Be The Match Foundation", www.bethematch.org. You may express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com


Published in Springfield News-Sun from July 18 to July 20, 2014
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