MURPHY—John S. Murphy died at home on March 17, 2017 while surrounded by his family.
He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Carol Murphy; his children: Shawna Dicks (Murphy), Mike and Mitch; brother Charles (Murph) and Bill (preceded him in death). He also leaves nine grandchildren: Susan, Melissa, Robyn, Dayna, Emily, Connor, Ryan, Paige and Sadie; and four great-grandchildren: R.J., Kaden, Tristan and Lydia.
John was born in Berkley, Calif., on March 7, 1942, to Jed and Gerry Murphy. He graduated in 1960 from Grants Pass High School and served four years in the U.S. Navy.
He married the love of his life, Carol Prince, on Sept. 8, 1962. They were married for 54 loving years.
John was a Captain in the Eugene fire department from 1965 to 1994, and was also the owner of Shamrock Construction.
A memorial service will be held at the Springfield VFW hall on April 8, at 2 p.m.
A family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Florence Food Share, P.O box 2514 Florence, 97439.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.