MURPHYSBORO - Harry T. Murphy Sr., 88, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, in First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park with military services conducted by American Legion Post 127, VFW
Posts 7190 and 2605, and Jackson County DAV Chapter 69. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.
Harry was born March 7, 1925, in Murphysboro, to Harry F. Murphy and Rosalie (Loy) Murphy.
He served in both the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
from 1943 to 1946. He served on the USS Canberra and he was a member of the USS Canberra Reunion Association.
Harry was a retired postal carrier with the U.S. Post Office for 32 years.
Mr. Murphy was a member of First Baptist Church in Murphysboro, lifetime member of VFW Post 7190 and lifetime member of American Legion Post 127, a member Woodmen of the World, Eagles and National Association of Letter Carriers.
Harry married Vivian Adkins on June 30, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. They were married for 65 years and Vivian survives in Murphysboro.
Other survivors include three children and their spouses, Harry T. Murphy Jr. and Doreen Murphy of Springfield, Ruth Ann Cook and Pat Cook and Frances Jane Reiman and Ed Reiman, all of Murphysboro; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, William "Bill" Murphy of Murphysboro; and two sisters, Doris Pisciotta of Troy, Mo., and Amelia McCoy of Murphysboro.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John "Hook' Murphy; and his parents.
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