Timothy A. Murphy, 74, of Alton, Illinois and formerly of Hannibal, MO, died at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Father Nicholas Reid will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Murphy was born June 15, 1938, in Hannibal, Missouri, to John Phillip and Alma Lurena Peterson Murphy.
Survivors include 2 children: Laura L. Beck (John) of Alexander, AR; Chris L. Murphy of Dallas, TX; 1 sister, Betty Sue Rigby of Baton Rouge, LA; 2 grandchildren: DeLeah Townsend and Jacqueline R. Beck and 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 13 brothers and 1 sister.
Mr. Murphy was a United States Air Force Veteran. He retired as a meter reader for Illinois Power and Light Company. Mr. Murphy was an avid bowler and fisherman in his younger years. He was a Catholic by faith and he attended St. Ambrose Church in Alton, Illinois.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
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Updated Jan. 29, 2013 @ 7:25 am
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