Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 25, 2013

James Murphy

CROSSVILLE — March 25, 1940—March 22, 2013

James Patrick Murphy, Pat to his friends and family, 72, of Crossville, passed away March 22, 2013.

He was born March 25, 1940, in New York City, NY, the son of the late James and Anne Murphy.

He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many.

Pat served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1967.

He worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years, retiring as superintendent of maintenance. His career took him from Mahwah, NJ, to San Jose, CA, to Wixom, MI. He retired to Crossville in 1996 with his wife, Barbara, and has lived here since.

He was an avid hunter and trapshooter. He was a founding member of the Fairfield Glade Sportsman Club.

He is survived by daughter, Jennifer Murphy of Crossville; sons, Patrick Murphy of Toledo, OR, Timothy Murphy of Beaverton, OR, and Michael Murphy of Toledo, OR; brothers, Thomas Murphy of Tuxedo Park, NY, and Donald Murphy of Snellville, GA; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Murphy.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

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