MURPHY MAJ (Ret) Gary Robert Murphy, 73 of Ellerslie, Georgia died on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Gary Robert Murphy was born to Robert Earl Murphy and Virginia Merril Lang Murphy on September 24, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Western Hill High School in 1961, after graduating he joined the U.S. Army, faithfully serving his country for 20 years Airborne. Gary leaves his legacy to his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra "Sandy" E. Murphy; daughter, Kathleen Murphy; son, Daniel Murphy of Boynton Beach, FL; his lovely granddaughter, Emily and her fiancé Frankie Rodriquez; brothers and sisters: Scott Murphy, Richard Murphy, Linda Flaherty and Donna Parnell-Voith; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, David Murphy. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 212 12th St. Columbus, Georgia. Burial will be in Parkhill Cemetery. Family will visit with friends Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Mill Room of Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon Rd, Columbus, Georgia. Please visit www.shcolumbus.com to leave a message of comfort and condolences for his family.
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