ERWIN — William David Murphy Sr., age 61, of Erwin, TN, passed on peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Lakeland, FL, he was a son of the late William Andrew Murphy and Eloise Gunter Colona. Mr. Murphy was a U.S Marine Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He loved the Marine Corps. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Lou Murphy; Several aunts and uncles including Uncle, Paul Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Vonnie Murphy, of the home; two sons, David Murphy Jr., Tampa, FL, Matthew Murphy, Michigan; Stepson, Nathan Todd, Asheville, NC; three sisters, Shirley Johnson, Betty Tillery and Pam Smith, all of Florida; one brother, James Murphy, Florida; Granddaughter, Haylee Davis, and five other Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Murphy at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to Vonnie Murphy, P.O. Box 385, Unicoi, TN 37692.
Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Murphy Family. (423) 928-6111