Richard Leon Murphy

November 6, 1933January 18, 2019

Richard Leon Murphy, 85, of Greencastle passed away Friday, January 18, 2019, at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Richard was born in Greencastle on November 6, 1933, the son of Lawrence and Florence (Beams) Murphy, and attended Greencastle High School.

Mr. Murphy worked for many years as a Mechanic with the Indiana Department of Transportation. He enjoyed coin collecting and feeding wildlife.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Mendenhall, and Delores Page, both of Greencastle; a brother Harold Murphy, (wife-Judy), Greencastle; his former wife, Karen Murphy, and her daughter, Cathy; a step-grandson, Eric Rising; a step great-granddaughter, Savana Rising; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

At his request there will be no viewing or service. A cremation will take place at a later date.

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Michele Huffman

February 4, 2019

My husband and I met Richard at Hickory Creek at Sunset. He was such a kind and caring man. He was there daily to help care for Karen and there to eat dinner with her every evening. This says a lot about a man. Sending prayers to his family. We feel honored to have known him.

Eric Rising

January 27, 2019

Sadly it was stated as former wife. Almost daily for the last 2 or so years GRANDPA RICKY as I have known him for 40 would retrieve his love from the nursing home and return home. Sometimes they would be napping but don't even try to speak during a Sunday gospel show. His main daily focus was to visit Karen. For many years you could call double decker and ask for them via phone and chances are they where there dining. He raised myself and Savana Rising . He also enjoyed evenings watching Spongebob with Mathias Rising as plankton was Murphs favorite character. Upon finding him mid stroke he glows a little and spoke, Hey maan I'm glad to see you. DEEPLY MISSED