John W.  Murphy
John W. Murphy

November 29, 1927 - May 13, 2017
Resided in Bowling Green, KY


John W. Murphy, 89, of Bowling Green, formally of Owensboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Medical Center.
John served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of United Calvary Baptist Church. He was a retired diesel mechanic for RC Cola, of Bowling Green, for 23 years.
In addition to his parents, Argyle Francis and Susie Jane Murphy, his wife of 32 years, Minnie Campbell Murphy, and a son, Larry Joe Murphy, he was preceded in death by siblings, Sue Frances Green, James Edward Murphy, Wilbur Duncan Murphy, Regina Anderson, Charles Edward Murphy, Bessie Mae Murphy and Earl Willard Murphy.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, JoAnn Thomason Murphy. Two sons, Dale & Gale Murphy of Bowling Green. Two step-sons, James Thomason (Onita), of Bowling Green, and Marc Thomason (Beth) of Leesburg, Florida, two sisters Chole Dean Davis (Bill) and Elizabeth June Morris, both of Owensboro. Two grandchildren, John D. Murphy, and Tonja (Larry) Wingfield of Bowling Green, three step-grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, as well several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16, from 1-8pm at J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel, and 9am to 1pm Wednesday May 17, with funeral at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.




Fairview Cemetery
1209 Fairview Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Saturday, May 13, 2017
J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel
832 Broadway Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel
832 Broadway Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM