Ralph Ernest Murphy

April 11, 1937 ‒ January 18, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Ralph Ernest Murphy, age 83, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2021.  He was born in Columbus on April 11, 1937, to Darrel Murphy and Eva (Zartman) Murphy, both of whom preceded him in death.

Surviving Ralph, and cherishing his memory, are his wife of over 58 years, Mary K. (Chapman) Murphy of Sunbury; his children, Becky (Ray) LeBlanc of Maryland, Beth Ann (Robert) Hoepfner of Sunbury, Robert (Billie Jo) Murphy of Pickerington, David Murphy of Sunbury; his brother, Richard (Nancy) Murphy of Sunbury; his grandchildren, Joey Hoepfner, Troy LeBlanc, Rachel LeBlanc, and Tony Hoepfner.  Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Ellen Lynne.

Ralph was an avid hunter and long-time member of the White Tails Unlimited Hunting Club.  While he worked as a roofer/sider most of his adult life, he also farmed most of his life.  Ralph and Mary were avid baseball fans – they rooted for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians – and took their children to as many games as they could.  Ralph and Mary also loved to camp and travel.  Altogether, they visited 47 states and 14 countries.

The family is planning is private memorial service for Ralph.  DeVore Snyder Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and is honored to serve the Murphy family.  Memories of Ralph and condolences may be posted at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Murphy Family,
    I am sad to learn of your loss. Ralph had such a pleasant personality. He always greeted me with a handshake and a smile. He was an inspiration for us. We are blessed to have known him. God has blessed us with Ralph’s life.

  • Our deepest condolences to Ralph’s family. We will miss his warm greetings in church. Greg & Leslie

  • Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He and My husband Glenn were friends since first grade. Glenn bought lots of hay and straw from him. I miss Glenn every day since his passing. I am praying for you and your family. There aren’t many men left like our husbands. God bless you

  • Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He and My husband Glenn were friends since first grade. Glenn bought lots of hay and straw from him. I miss Glenn every day since his passing. I am praying for you and your family. There aren’t many men left like our husbands. God bless you

  • Sorry for the family loss he was a great boss an i learned a lot when i worked for him going to miss that man an if your mom needs anything let me know he was about like a dad to me same with your guys mom like a mom to me

  • R.I.P Ralph. You will be miss. You was a great friend and a great boss. Sorry for your loss to Kathy and the rest of the family. So many good memories at the farm and with the work crew.

  • Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a nice family man. I remember working for him one summer putting up straw. May God see you through this time.

  • Ralph was a true man’s man, and a respected member of the Grand Hotel Hunt Club here in Colorado. He kept us entertained at the dinner table with never ending stories of his outdoors escapades. We will miss him. Our sympathy to the entire family.

  • We are truly sorry for your loss. We’ve shared many converstions over the years. Many good memories.