John David "Dave" Murphy, 71, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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He was born in Anderson County to the late Delbert and Tidia Mae Temple Murphy.
He attended Family Worship Center and was a member of Pleasant Grove Ridge Baptist Church. He retired from Webster Heating as a heat pump specialist. He was president of Poor Boys Bass Club, assistant cub scout leader and former police officer in Taylorsville. He was a 1961 graduated of Anderson County High School.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth Sue Helmburg Lunsford Murphy, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Troy Allen Murphy, Willisburg, Virgil Lunsford and Brian Lunsford, both of Lawrenceburg; brother, Robert Murphy and sister, Lorine (Truman) Nethery, both of Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren, Matthew Lunsford, Stacy Lunsford, Brian Lunsford II, Joey Holliday, Emma Murphy, Destiny Merryfield, Kayla Miller and Carrie French.
He was preceded in death by a son, James David Murphy; sisters, Joyce Hogue, Lola Preston, Naomi Murphy, Frances Simpson, Edith Peak and Anna Mae Cook; brothers, Gilbert Murphy, Lister Murphy, and Delbert Murphy Jr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at Gash Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tony Andrade officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4-8 p.m.
Casketbearers will be Brian Lunsford, Virgil Lunsford, Glenn Nethery, Ricky Nethery, Robbie Goodlett, Shawn Murphy, Pat Murphy and Tim Murphy. Honorary bearers will be Dawnell Roberts, Mike Roberts, Mary Jo Haddix, Herbie Medley and Mike Atcher.
Published in The Anderson News on Oct. 16, 2013