Ralph Ernest Murphy
April 11, 1937 ‒ January 18, 2021
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.