Leroy E. Murphy Jr.

December 29, 1956October 20, 2013

Leroy E. Murphy Jr., 56 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday October 20, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born December 29, 1956 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Leroy Murphy of Greenville and the late Marilyn (Timmons) Murphy. Leroy was the Safety Director for Whirlpool Corp in Greenville; Firefighter for Englewood Fire Department and Gettysburg Fire Department; Clark State Community College Fire Instructor; HAZMAT Team; Darke County LEPC. He was a member of the Eagles; Darke County Coin Club; Treaty City Amateur Radio; Ohio Society of Fire Service Instructors; past member of the Fire Chiefs Association. He is preceded in death by his mother; grandson: Justice Meade: niece: Kerri Murphy. He is survived by his father: Leroy Murphy of Greenville; his wife: Betty (Martin) Murphy of Greenville; son: Wyatt Murphy of Greenville; daughter & son in law: Amanda & Clayton Hans of Greenville; step daughters & sons in law: Betty & Brad Meade of Greenville, Nicole & Ronald Shellabarger of Greenville; step son & daughter in law: Michael & Laci Reynolds of Summerville, S.C.; 12 grandchilden; brother & sister in law: Terry & Kim Murphy of Versailles; sister: Deborah Bailey of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and all of his brother firefighters. Services will be held on Friday October 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Gettysburg School Gymnasium, Gettysburg, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday October 24, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the school. Memorial contributions may be made to Gettysburg Fire Department or Englewood Fire Department.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 25, 2013

Leroy E. Murphy Jr.

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Mike Fraer

November 27, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Leroy's passing. We graduated from high school together. Leroy was always a real good guy. He'll be missed.

Dave Erisman

October 26, 2013

Leroy, you and Gus Armstrong and Kris Brown have left the building all too early. You were a very good friend in high school and we car pooled to Edison state college and went to the 76 World Series together. We went our different directions afterwards, but remained good friends from the past. I will miss you, and I still miss Kris Brown and Gus Armstrong from back at Greenville High School. We will meet again someday at that Radio Shack store in the sky.

Tony and Kendra Evans

October 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of Leroy. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

October 26, 2013

I graduated high school with Leroy. He was always kind to everyone and touched the lives of many. He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Dana (House) Holzapfel
Greenville, Oh

Dana Schilling

October 25, 2013

Leroy was one of a kind, a truly great guy. He loved being a fire fighter and EMT, it was his dream job. Thoughts and prayers to his family,friends, and fellow FF/EMT/Paramedics. May we all share what we learned from having Leroy in our lives.

Eva Custer

October 25, 2013

Leroy you will be greatly missed. You always gave encouragement to me when I needed it most. You were a person who touched many lives that will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Barbara Burns

October 24, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers to all the lives Leroy touched.

Carrie Kessler

October 24, 2013

It's been so many yrs since I've heard his jokes or his belly-laugh. He was always kind,giving & just a genuine person with everyone! My deepest condolences to his family & friends. He truly was a great person.

October 24, 2013

We are truly sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family.
Darke County Coin Club.

Nancy Owens

October 23, 2013

Prayers are coming your way from everyone. A firefighter is a true hero forever. Thank you for your life. Nancy Owens Morning Pride