Walter Young Murphy

January 10, 1930May 11, 2018

Walter Young Murphy, of Lagrange, Georgia passed away on Friday May 11, 2018. Walter was born January 10, 1930 in Chester, South Carolina.

Walter is survived by his wife, Marianne Murphy; daughters Clare Murphy Tripp; Julianne Murphy Fore; grandchildren, Andrew Walter Tripp, Marianne Perdue Tripp, Thomas Alton Tripp, Patricia Clare Fore, Robert Callahan Fore; great grandchildren, Andrew Walter Tripp,Jr., Stephen Daniel Tripp, Matthew Young Tripp, Barron Howard Bridges and Wynelle Reese Tripp.

A celebration of life service for Walter will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, LaGrange, Georgia. And the gathering of family and friends will occur immediately following the Memorial Service.

Contributions can be made in Walter's memory to Walter Young Murphy Rotary Scholarship Fund, 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, Georgia 30240.

Those wishing to share a condolence remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.


  • Marianne Murphy, Wife
  • Clare Murphy Tripp, Daughter
  • Jilianne Murphy Fore, Daughter
  • Andrew Walter Tripp, Grandchild
  • Marianne Perdue Bridges, Grandchild
  • Thomas Alton Tripp, Grandchild
  • Patricia Vlare Fore, Grandchild
  • Robert Callahan Fore, Grandchild
  • Andrew Walter Tripp Jr., Grandchild
  • Stephen Daniel Tripp, Grandchild
  • Matthew Young Tripp, Grandchild
  • Barron Howard Bridges, Grandchild
  • Wynell Reese Tripp, Grandchild

  • Walter Young Murphy Scholarship Fund


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • The Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Walter Young Murphy

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Doug Campbell

October 25, 2018

I was just reminded today that Rev Dr Murphy was my grandmother’s favorite minister. So I did a search and came across his obituary. He had a long and full life that touched so many! ... including my grandmother Esther McJenkin, my mother Corine McJenkin Aycock, and me ... at Skyland UMC. God’s blessings on Marianne and all the family <3

Steve Reynolds l

October 1, 2018

I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Murphy. His wisdom and guidance has had a lasting effect on my professional and academic career. While serving as his IT manager at Lagrange College during the 1990’s, his visionary support enabled students and staff to achieve all things possible. Sincere condolences to his family. - Dr. Steve Reynolds

Anne Turner

May 24, 2018

Fond memories of him Quail hunting and Turkey hunting with my Dad...the funny stories like when he thought he heard a lonesome hen over the hill when it was just my Dad using the turkey caller; and going to pick him and my Dad and two bird dogs up in my Echo when the hunting truck broke in peace Dr. Murphy...

Gayla Trice

May 16, 2018

Sending love and prayers to the family.

John Harrell

May 16, 2018

LaGrange College is a part of me. I obtained a B.A. in Religion in 1991 and a Masters very recently. My wife is also an alumnus and we both currently serve on the Alumni Executive Board. Walter Murphy through his dedicated service and leadership expanded the educational, ethical and philanthropic footprint of LaGrange College far beyond the hill and in doing so laid the foundation for those to follow.

Ron deValinger

May 15, 2018

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the entire Murphy family. I have many happy memories of Dr. and Mrs. Murphy during our years at Andrew College. I am grateful for his friendship through the years and the many contributions he made to both Andrew College and LaGrange College. He will surely be missed.
Ron deValinger

Loraine Crenshaw

May 13, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)