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Larry R. Murphy

January 22, 1944


February 8, 2019




Larry R. Murphy, 75, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana. He was born on January 22, 1944 in Rushville, Indiana, the son of the late Elmer Scott and Thelma Vivian (Railing) Murphy. Larry graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1962 and then Spencerian Business College in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a retired Logistics Analyst for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, where he worked for 32 years and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Larry enjoyed woodworking, building models and gardening . He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Chad Murphy and two sisters, Mary K. Zollman and Darlene Palmer. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ruth (Doane) Murphy; two sons, David Murphy and his wife Angela of Scottsburg, Indiana and Gary Murphy of Columbus, Indiana; a grandson, William Murphy of Scottsburg, Indiana; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation services were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana. Memorial Contributions may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.

A Celebration of Larry's Life will be on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from from 9 to 11 am at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date in Old Ox Cemetery near Scottsburg, Indiana.

From: Mike and Annette Murphy


We were so sorry to hear about Larry's death. Know that you, his family, are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

From: Daniel Doane


So sorry for your loss. Larry and all of you are in our prayers.

From: David Murphy


We are going to miss you Dad. William knows you're in a better place now.

From: Mary Clipp


So sorry to hear about Larry. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

From: Judy Coomes Nichols


My sympathy to the Murphy family with the passing of Larry. He use to come to my house when we’re young and play the piano. He was so very talented and kind.

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