Born in the Pricetown Community of Casey County on February 17, 1923, he was a son of the late G.W. “Doc” and Lucy Allen Murphy. Ed was a former mechanic and employee of the Casey County Road Department. He was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. Ed was a WWII Army Veteran and was a member of many military auxiliaries in Casey County that include the VFW and the DAV. Above all, Ed will be most remembered for his dedicated service to the Casey County Funeral Squad; where he served hundreds of families for over 60 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Boyd) Brown of Liberty and Janie (Paul) Rudolph of Louisville; four grandchildren, Ken, Lydia, John and Jamie; five great-grandchildren, Corey, Isaac, Mattie, Jack and Jett; two great-great-grandchildren, Arthur and Kai; and one sister, Helena McDonald of Liberty.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern Elliot Murphy, who passed away on November 3, 2015; six brothers, Sherman, Fred, Kenneth, James, Claud, and Sherwood Murphy; and three sisters, Matie Decker, Irene Lay and Myrtle Harmon.
Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2017 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Brother Rodney Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Murphy Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Murphy Cemetery, 839 Memory Drive, Liberty, KY 42539.
Ed’s funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.