John J. Murphy Jr.,
70, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
Born in Whiteley City, Ky., he was the son of the
late John Alexander and Eliza Jane Watson Murphy. John worked in the construction industry
for many years. He moved from Indiana to the Rhea County community in 1998. John was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Spring City.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard “Dick” Murphy and Gene Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Janis Hyde
Murphy of Grandview; daughter, Angie (Ray) Freeman of Pleasant Hill, Tenn.; sons, Johnny Ray (Gina)
Murphy of Maryville, Tenn. and Mike Murphy of Grandview; brother, Don (Martha) Murphy of Pelham,
Ala. and grandchildren Matthew, Jordan and Tiffany Murphy and Alicia and Caleb Freeman.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 14, at 3
p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Fox officiating. Interment will
follow in the Mt. Sulphur Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Vaughn Funeral Home,
Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com