Calvin Noel "Butch" Murphy, son of the late George Redden Murphy and Della Ann Boone Murphy was born in Bernie, Mo., on June 23, 1942 and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on March 11, 2012 at the age of 69.
Mr. Murphy had been the owner and operator of Otasco in Bernie for 20 years, and had been an assistant supervisor of Liberty Township prior to his retirement. He was a resident of Bernie.
He was united in marriage to Carolyn Lorine Moore in Dexter on July 6, 1961. Mrs. Murphy survives of the home in Bernie.
Surviving are one son, Noel Redden Murphy of Crestview, Fla.; one daughter, Lori Annette Friese of Jackson, Mo.; two brothers, Don Murphy of Berwyn, Ill., and Bob Murphy of Jefferson City, Mo.; four sisters, Pauline Kifer and Wanda Hughes, both of Bernie, Joyce Dunn of St. Charles, and Judy Thrower of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Velva Sharlene Murphy Stidham, by one grandson, Jason Stidham, one brother, Melvin George "Shorty" Murphy, and one sister, Evadna Gay Ramsey.
Visitation will be held at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Ivan Mekan officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Jason Stidham Memorial Scholarship Fund at Dexter High School.