Obituary for Michael "Mike" D Murphy

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Michael "Mike" D Murphy

March 29, 1948 - January 16, 2014

Michael "Mike" D. Murphy, age 65 passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 16, 2014 at his home in Nashville.

Mike was born March 29, 1948 in Louisville, KY to the late Denzel and Doris (Kryder) Murphy. Hewas a 1966 graduate of Beech Grove High School. Mike married Carolyn "Sue" (Hamilton) Reddy on March 2, 1992 at the Brown County State Park in Nashville. She survives after 22 loving years of marriage.

Mikewas employed as the Geographic Information Systems Coordinator for the Brown County Surveyors Office for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for Alcoa and Sheet Metal Models both in Indianapolis and served as a Beech Grove Police office for 13 years.

Mike was a life-time member of the National Rifle Association and the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135. He enjoyed boating with his family at Lake Lemon, photography and was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana University Men's Basketball Team.

Mike is survived by one daughter: Kelli Murphy of Greenwood; one step son: Ryan (Kim) Matkins of Beech Grove; and three step-grandchildren: Toni & Ashley Webb, both of Indianapolis and Kayla Matkins of Beech Grove.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter: Yvonne Webb; and a brother: Jay E.Murphy.

The Nashville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday followed by the Rev. Darrel Miller who will conduct a Celebration of Life service at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 1:00 pm. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mike to the Brown County Humane Society, P. O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448, or the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Murphy family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 29, 1948
Died: January 16, 2014

Condolences for Michael Murphy

Cathy Upton posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.


Jackie (Krueger) Kelly posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sue, My sincere condolence to you and your family. I remember when you got married and how extremely happy you were to have found each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you now too.


Todd Check posted on 1/1/00

Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. I always enjoyed the time we hung out together at the different conventions. I know Mike would have much rather been outdoors than at some of those events, however he made those events much nicer being able to talk with him and getting to know him better. May God touch his healing hands on your heart and give you peace knowing there is a much better place after life on earth. Todd


Dave Morgan posted on 1/1/00

Sue: So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Mike. Words can't express the sadness experienced at times like this but it helps to focus and recall all the good and happy times you've experienced with Mike over the years. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate all the loving memories you've shared with Mike. My God bless you and confort you during this time. With deepest Sympathy Dave Morgan


Mike Curran posted on 1/1/00

I met Murph while in high school. He was a fun guy and a good person. When I returned home from the Military, Murph and my best friend Mike Johnson had both joined the police department. I started riding with them and I soon realized that was what I wanted to do. They were both instrumental in my career path. Often we would gather at my parents house just to hang out. My folks really liked Murph. I always admired Murph for his ability to direct and concentrate on his topic of interest. If it was guns, cars, or photography he would become very knowledgable and he would have to have the best. It was all or nothing. I will always treasurer the good times we shared. RIP Murph.


Joshua Harris posted on 1/1/00

I am very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately death and old age is something that plagues all of us. But the bible promises a sure hope for the future. Rev 21:3,4 is a promise from God himself for the earth. If you would like more information on this subject and any other bible questions please visit:


Judy Hawkins posted on 1/1/00

Suzie, I am devastated. I had a Facebook message from Christina. I moved 2 years ago and never gave you my new address and phone #. How I loved his laugh - well, how I loved everything about him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and know that he i in Heaven with Doris and Murph and Jay. Write me sometime. My love to you. Judy


Laura Young, for TRIAD posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sue and family, We are so sad for your loss. All of us with TRIAD send you our sympathies. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Ken Morgan, Lois Followell, Pam Sherrill, Violet Miller, Margo Hash, Norma Jean and Bill Boren, Becky Pierce, Richard and Laura Young


Karen Morgan posted on 1/1/00

Sue - Please accept my deepest condolences and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Mike was such a great person and I feel lucky to have known him. Please find comfort in knowing that he is still with you.


Patty Joan Austin Smith posted on 1/1/00

Dear Sue and family , so very sorry for your recent loss,words cannot express or convie how deeply death leaves a void in our lives! Praying you find comfort and peace in all the prayers that are being sent your way . My memories of Mike are vague ( haven't seen him since early child hood ) but think of he andJjay often and wonder about. Them and their life and family. It saddens me that we had to connect in this way. The beautiful DVD helped to reconnect and answer some guestions. May you find comfort and peace With heart felt condolences Mikes cousin , Patty Joan