John Dillon Murphy


John Dillon Murphy, 81, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022, at his home in Shelbyville, which is where he wanted to be.  

His wishes were to be cremated with no services or formal proceedings of any sort performed.

Born June 20, 1940, in Wauchula, Florida, John was the son of Geraldine Calhoun and Arnold Murphy.  

After serving in the United States Army 1956-1958 and 1961-1968 he served as an Officer with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Martin County Sheriff’s Department in the State of Florida, retiring to Shelbyville in January 2004.

He is survived by wife, Laura Mae Murphy of Shelbyville; children, Pamela Winegard of Chipley, Florida, Peggy Stieren of Chipley, Florida, Jennifer McGee of Shelbyville, Dawn Rene’ Murphy of Shelbyville, and John D. Murphy, Jr. of Palm City, Florida; numerous grand, great, and great great grandchildren; sisters, Emma Lee Scott of Wauchula, Florida and Barbara Jene Ruth of Lakeland, Florida.

Preceded in death by daughter, Donna Murphy Comeau; parents, Geraldine and Arnold Murphy; sister, Margaret Jeanette Norris; and brothers, Eugene ‘Dobie’ Murphy, Mabry Murphy, George Murphy, Donald ‘Ed’ Murphy, and Albert K. Moseley.

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