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 www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670