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Kevin MURPHY


1951 - 2018
Kevin MURPHY Obituary
MURPHY, Dr. Kevin Alan Dr. Kevin Alan Murphy was born to John and Charlotte A. Murphy in Dayton, OH on July 18, 1951. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 4th, 2018. Dr. Murphy is survived by Charlotte S. Murphy and their children; son Shawn Murphy and daughter-in-law Marcella Kim, daughter Shannon Cooper and son-in-law Steve Cooper, daughter Katie Murphy, and daughter Molly Murphy and son-in-law Cesar Cancino; his two grandchildren Hannah and Jaxon Cooper; his granddog Louie; and numerous other extended family and friends. Dr. Murphy graduated from Wittenberg University before attending Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He opened his first practice in Poca, WV in 1980 and served the community for over 30 years. He dedicated his life to helping and healing the people of Putnam County. He served as Putnam County Health Director, Putnam County Coroner, Putnam County EMS Director, Chief of Staff for Putnam General Hospital, an adjunct professor of General Practice with the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, and staff physician for West Virginia State University. He was affiliated with both Putnam General Hospital and Thomas Memorial Hospital. Dr. Murphy began coaching soccer in the mid-1980s with the Great Teays soccer team. He was instrumental in creating the Winfield Middle School soccer team, where he served as coach for several years. He also coached several Girls' Travel Soccer teams, where he helped the sport gain acceptance throughout the state. He loved coaching his own children and treated every one of his players like one of his own. Dr. Murphy was anything but ordinary. He was a goofy, charismatic, and loving father. He always knew how to make others laugh with his tall tales. He loved to fish, golf, and travel (especially to Canada). The family of Dr. Murphy will be hosting a celebration of life on Thursday, August 9 2018. The event will be held at the Valley Park Conference Center. The address is 1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane WV, 25526 and will be held from 5-8pm. All are welcome to join us and share memories and stories of Dr. Murphy's life. There will be a short speech around 6:30 given by the family in honor of their father. Flowers or cards may be sent to Shannon at 118 Sun Valley Estates, Scott Depot WV 25560.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 8, 2018
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