John D. Murphy

John D. Murphy age 86 a resident of Barbour Co. Highway, Philippi passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at his residence.  He was born March 15, 1931 in Mill Creek, WV a son of the late Robert and Beulah Mae (Salisbury) Murphy.  He was united in marriage to Evelyn (Shaffer) Murphy who preceded him in death July 29, 2016.  Surviving is-


One daughter, Cindy Martin of Clarksburg


Two sons, Steven John Murphy of Greencastle, PA

Timothy Murphy of Philippi


Three Step-Children- Catherine Mitchell, Harry Shaffer and Charles Shaffer all of Atlanta, GA


K-9 companion, Buddy


One brother, Pat Murphy of Union, WV


Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren


Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Waream and eleven siblings. 


He was a coal miner for Badger Coal Co. and Sago Mines


Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Army


A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Cemetery with Military Honors be accorded.