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Obituary: Robert Franklin "Bob" Murphy, Scottsburg

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Robert Franklin "Bob" Murphy, 94, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Scott Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 24, 1919, in Scott County, Indiana, the son of the late Samuel Scott and Ethel (Ray) Murphy. Bob was married on Dec. 24, 1937, to Lillian Agnes Wells.

He attended Spencerian School of Business and IU Southeast and worked as an Assistant Bridge Maintenance Engineer for I.N.D.O.T. in Seymour, Indiana, retiring on June 30, 1985, after 27 years. He also was a farmer.

Bob was a member of Zoah Christian Church, served during World War II in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge 555 for more than 65 years, was a member of American Legion Post No. 234 and had belonged to Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department since 1941. He was a former 4-H leader and member and was inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame. He was a charter member of both the Maine Anjou Cattle Association and the S.H.S. Alumni Association, a former volunteer for the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and a former member of the Moose Family Center No. 2324.

He was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-grandson and three brothers, Ray, Leland and Samuel Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Agnes (Wells) Murphy; three sons, Robert S. Murphy of Franklin, Indiana, Michael P. Murphy and his wife Annette and Teddy D. Murphy and his wife Melanie, all of Scottsburg, Indiana; four daughters, Regina Pastrick and her husband George of Columbus, Indiana, Sonja Baldridge and her husband Kenneth of Louisville, Kentucky, Nancy Swank and Linda Murphy, both of Scottsburg, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial at Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm today and after 9 am Saturday.

Memorials contributions may be made to Scottsburg High School Alumni Association, in care of Collins Funeral Home.

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