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David K. Murphy

November 22, 1941 November 10, 2019
David K. Murphy
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Brimfield- David K. Murphy, age 77, of Brimfield passed away peacefully at 7:40 AM on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

David was born November 22, 1941 in Buffalo, New York to Kenneth F. Murphy and Marie L. McMahon. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Joyce M. Murphy of Brimfield, IL. Also surviving are three children: Juan & Norma Sanchez of Peoria, IL, Robert & Rebecca Murphy of Princeville, IL and William Murphy of Brimfield, IL; two brothers: Dennis Murphy of Lakewood, CO and Michael & Sue Murphy of Waldorf, MD; seven grandchildren: Douglas & Amber Murphy, Nicole & Jesse Wright, Luke Murphy, Caitlin Murphy, Brianna Murphy, Chelsea Sanchez and Juan Sanchez; four great grandchildren: Gemma Lorance, Audrey Wright, Benjamin Murphy, Jackson Wright; sister-in-law Janet & Michael Nauman and brother-in-law Robert Maddox both of Princeville, IL. nephew and Godson Hunter Nauman; as well as, many other nieces and nephews.

As a young man he accomplished the rank of Eagle Scout. David served 10 years in the Navy as a Fire Control man Chief Petty Officer (Select) serving in Vietnam. After leaving the Navy, David worked as a Data Processing Manager for many years, retiring from United Facilities in East Peoria.

He was an active member of the Catholic Church in which he was a Choir Leader and published many songs during his musical career. David enjoyed drag racing, car shows and playing music.

Private graveside services with military honors will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church of Kickapoo for the musical department and organ restoration fund.

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Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

St. Mary Kickapoo

9910 West Knox Street
Edwards, IL 61528
For the musical department and organ restoration fund.

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