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In Memory of

Mike Murphy II

May 22, 1943 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Mike Murphy II, 74, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was a 1961 graduate of Oakhaven High School where he played football and was All County Linebacker. Mr. Murphy was a retired business owner, loved watersports, especially water skiing, boating and worked tirelessly teaching children how to water ski. He was also an avid Memphis Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints fan and loved following Peyton Manning. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Murphy, Sr, his mother, Effie Wilma Murphy and his brother, Charles Murphy of Winona,...

Mike Murphy II, 74, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was a 1961 graduate of Oakhaven High School where he played football and was All County Linebacker. Mr. Murphy was a retired business owner, loved watersports, especially water skiing, boating and worked tirelessly teaching children how to water ski. He was also an avid Memphis Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints fan and loved following Peyton Manning. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Murphy, Sr, his mother, Effie Wilma Murphy and his brother, Charles Murphy of Winona, MS; and is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Martha Salter Murphy; children, Cheri Holmes of Lakeland, TN, Scott Salter of Knoxville, TN, Kelly Murphy Hawkins of Newberry, SC; grandchildren, Courtney Salter, Caitlin Doyle, Christine Miller, Michael Hawkins, Emily Hawkins and Rylie Salter; siblings, Patrick Lewis Murphy, Jr. of Bartlett, TN and Carol Anne Murphy of Albuquerque, NM; and his lifelong best friend, Ralph W. Thornton of Memphis, TN. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2016 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.