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Robert J. Murphy

December 7, 1949 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 69)


Robert J. Murphy 69 of Bremen, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was retired from Riviera Cabinet Co., Lancaster, Ohio and a member of Church of Christ.  He enjoyed working with wood and loved hunting and the OSU Buckeyes. 

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Fran Murphy; children, Colleen (Josh) Reliford of Lancaster, Ohio, Johnnie (Darlene) Murphy of Heath, Ohio and Jamie (Bill) Hurst of Crooksville, Ohio; many grandchildren, several great grandchildren; step-son, Joe (Brenda Williamson) Caldwell of Bremen, Ohio; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; brother, Jim Murphy of Sugar Grove, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Angelina Murphy and several nieces and nephews and best friend, Wes Epling.

Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert Murphy III, parents, Robert Murphy, Inez and Jim Iser, brother, Glenn and Jack Murphy and sister, Delores Hinton.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130.  Friends may visit 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Caring Cremation® to follow.  The Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail conducting military rites at the funeral home following the service.

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November 2, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Frank E Smith Funeral Home
405 N Columbus St
Lancaster, OH 43130-3034

Funeral Service
November 2, 2019

1:00 PM
Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel
405 N. Columbus St.
Lancaster, OH 43130

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