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Wayne Murphy

veteranOct 31st, 1924 - Apr 30th, 2019

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


   Albert Wayne Murphy, age 94, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

   He was born October 31, 1924, in Hoosier Township, the son of Albert Randall and Zella (Chandler) Murphy.  He was united in marriage to Louise Marie Smith on May 22, 1948, in Flora, and together they shared 67 years until her death February 6, 2016.

   Wayne served in a medical unit with the US Army during World War II and was among the first to land during the D-Day invasion of Okinawa.  He later served in Korea.  Wayne was a past longtime member of Flora First Christian Church where he served as an elder and taught Sunday School, and he recently requested to renew his baptism at Red Brush Christian Church of Louisville.  He was also a member of Flora American Legion Post #14.  Wayne’s career was spent in the oil business, from the early days of working in the fields after returning from his Army service, and later going to work for Pure Oil Company.  He later owned and operated his own business, R & W Oil Company.  After selling the company and retiring, he and Louise had an opportunity to travel and see the country. 

   He is survived by his children: Linda (Gary) Schnepper of Louisville, Roger W. (Naomi) Murphy of Flora, and Cheri (Dan) Gill of Flora; 7 grandchildren: Scott (Shelley) Schnepper, Chad (Sara) Schnepper, Ryan (Sara) Schnepper, Scott Greenwood, Ashley (Chad) Harrell, Jenny (Jamie) Ayers, and Mitch (Misty) Gill; 13 great-grandchildren: Alex, Emma, Gavin, Colin, Talon, Chloe, Garrett, Corbin, Colton, Owen, Maddie, Ava, and Ellie; and a sister-in-law: Willma Murphy of Casey.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Louise Murphy; 4 siblings: Dale Murphy, Leland Murphy, Ruth Hall, and James Kenneth Murphy.

   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora American Legion, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to any charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  


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Rick and Trudy Stanford

May 1st

Cheri, Linda Roger.... I loved your Dad very much. I was at your house all the time and he always treated me as if I belonged there. There is a song that will forever remind me of your Dad... Cheri you know how excited he was when he got home on a Friday after work and he had a 45 record in his hand ... come in here you girls you have to hear this song.... it is the funniest song I have ever heard..... it was.... Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road. It was a funny song.... but the best part was to see your how your Dad wanted to share his joy over something with us too. It is tough when both parents are gone from this earth but they are always in our hearts and we are left with so many good memories. Love you all, Trudy

David & Gena Eade

May 1st

We are sorry for your loss . Prayers for your family

Alan & Maureen Tolliver

May 1st

So sorry for your loss, he was a great man. Prayers for you all. Love Alan, Maureen Tolliver

Bud & Linda Martin

May 1st

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead. May God bless you with strength and comfort. RIP Mr. Murphy❣️

Steve Welty Sr

May 1st

Ruthie and I cannot attend the services as we have to be at the Marion VA to help as volunteers at the Vietnam Wall. We enjoyed visiting with Wayne many times at Heritage Woods and the Rehab Center. Our deepest condolences are extended to the family.

Nancy Dehart

May 1st

What an honor it was to serve Wayne at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.

Willie and Dana Johnson

May 1st

So sorry to hear of his passing Wayne was a super nice guy.

Peggy Nichols

May 1st

Your Dad was such a delight to see and talk with at Heritage Woods . He was always a Sweetheart and always had something good to say and the sweetest smile . Your parents were both amazing . I know that Courtney always loved going to their house with a Jenny . Thoughts and Prayers for All ......

Terry and Ruth Spicer

May 1st

Sorry for your loss!

Barry & Melanie Manning

May 1st

Cheri, only met your dad a couple of times but Jenny talked so much about him, the happy times and family love. Prayers for you all!

Larry and Sharon Greenwood

May 1st

Wayne was such a great guy! You all have our prayers and sympathies at this hard time in your lives.

Tim and Bridget

May 2nd

So sorry for your loss...praying for your family.

Bruce & Nannette Richards

May 9th

So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord guide and comfort you at this time.

May 2nd

To Wayne Murphy’s Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. 🙏🙏. Jerry and Carolyn Bible

Joe and Jane Gilliland

May 2nd

We are so very sorry for your loss. We know he will be sorely missed. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Diana Pemberton

May 1st

So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing but I know there is joy in heaven where he has joined his Lord Jesus Christ as well as his loved ones. He was such a fixture around the First Christian Church during my childhood and as an adult. I miss his smile and always an interest in what was going on in your life and the church.

Mike and Sharon Gray

May 1st

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Ronnie & Cindy Lou Tate

May 1st

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May God give you comfort in all the wonderful memories of your father & your family. 💕

Greg and Donna (Bowen) Hartke

May 2nd

We are so sorry about your dad

Carroll Britton

May 2nd

Wayne was such a sweet, kind and funny man. I really enjoyed visiting with him during his time at Heritage Woods. I am so sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Wickiser

May 2nd

Our condolences to the family. We lived across the street on East 4th for many years and remember you all as very nice neighbors.

Mike & Shirl Bily

May 2nd

So sorry for the loss of your dad. May God give you great comfort in this difficult time.

Darrell & Toni Carder

May 2nd

The suffering is over, but it is still so hard to let go of our Dad. Our sympathy is with you in your loss.



David & Judy Bryden
Ken & Tammy Haven
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Dana & Barbara Milligan
Frank Norma hargis
Les & Stacy Higgason
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
Dana and Janet Franklin
Kelly and Debbie Dannells
Larry & Deanna Allison
Darrell & Stacy Smith
Bud and Linda Martin
Bill & Kay Kitley
Ray, Shannon & Shad
Brenda Rinehart
Heritage Woods of Flora Staff & Residents
Billye Young
Sherry Greenwood
Norman Phillips
Peggy Nichols
Erin & Mary Anne Maxwell
Chris & Tracey Schoo
Larry Frost
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Bernie and Rose Born
Galen & Neoma Gill
Diane Johnson and Wayne Eastin
Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
Doug and Becky Krutsinger
Judy Carrell
Jim and Cheryl McCarty
Kevin & TIna Lewton
All 70's Reunion
Class of 1972
Debbie King Casell
Diana & Greg Rutland
Tom and Jody Wood
Scott and Donna Erwin
Marilyn Shipley
Dale and Vicky (Cricelli) Milner
Marilyn Stanford
Ray & Jackie Evans
Greg and Deanna Hamilton
Jim McGehee
Stan & Kathy Obrecht
John & Marla Corry
Mike and Sharon Gray
Sheldon & June Smith
Kathy"Gertie" Griffith
Ronnie & Cindy Lou Tate
Robert and Leanna Snell
Tyler & Juli Thompson
Myron and Gail Woomer
Carl and Brenda Kittle Bandy
Larry and Sue Kramer
Marilyn Rinnert
Miki (Bice) Babbitt
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Greg and Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Sammie and Tina Wickiser
Sharon Parish Byrd
Linda Harrell Judd
Susan Vaughn
Jean Guerrettaz
David and Sue Burt
Delberta Bowem
Steve and Nancy Mink
Tom and Button Pemberton
Sarah and Jim Hayes
Pete & Esther Walker
Troy & Kim Welty and family
Jerry and Norma Kling
Steve Hosselton
Carolyn Wickiser and Peggy Gentry Luther
Don & Ruth Ann Lusk of Sullivan, IL
Jo Stine
Mike Rinehart
Marjorie Phyllis Moats
Becky Murbarger
Calvin and Anita Lake
Jon & Jill Holman
Marty & Nancy Thompson
Gary and Terry Lane
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Cecelia Cardascio
Dawn Rascher Cazadd


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