Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Richard Ray Murphy

November 18, 1946July 5, 2020

Richard Ray “Ricky” Murphy, 73 of Mechanicsville, Va , passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 5, 2020.

He was born November 18, 1946 to Paul and Anna Lee Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 34 years, Martha Raye Murphy; his parents; brother, Gene Murphy; and his sisters Judy Redden and Ella Murphy. He is survived by his devoted daughters Melanie Murphy and Misti Shreffler (Scott); brothers, Randell Murphy (Connie) and Jerry Murphy. His grandchildren who were the joy of his life are, Chase Thayer, Tyler and MacKenzy Shreffler. Additionally, he is survived by his mother-in-law Thelma Forren and sister-in-laws, Mary Juarez (Lucio), Melinda Waid (Lenny) and Mona Goodson (Timmy); as well as many nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing with his grandkids. In his younger days, he enjoyed cruising in his GTO and throughout his years, you could always find him tinkering in his garage. He served in the Army during the Vietnam war. He was self employed for many years with RR Murphy Plumbing, always lending a hand to someone in need. He later in life attended The Bridge Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He was loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at the Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel, on Thursday, July 9, at 1pm. A funeral service will be held at 2pm with interment to follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Vietnam Veterans of America, vva.org/donate.


  • Chase Thayer
  • Colby Ferrell
  • Robbie Ferrell
  • Randell Murphy
  • Lenny Waid
  • Taylor Waitman


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 9, 2020


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Peggie Mullins

July 7, 2020

My prayers and condolences are with you, Randell and Uncle Jerry.

Karen Patterson

July 7, 2020

So sorry for your families loss, thoughts and prayers. Tom and Karen Patterson Smoot, WV

Misty Snellings

July 7, 2020

Mr. Murphy will always have a special place in my heart with fond memories of over 30 years!

Prayers, hugs, kisses, thoughts, and love to you my dearest friend Melanie, Misti, and to your families.



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