Robert H. Murphy

March 21, 1932 ‒ January 27, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Robert H. Murphy, age 88 of Delaware passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born on March 21, 1932, in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Porter and Bessie (Hayes) Murphy. Robert was a US Army Veteran who proudly served his country. Before retiring in 1996, he worked as a material handler with the former Fruehauf Trailer Corporation for over 23 years.

Robert was a member of the Teamsters and Second Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking long drives, and a good cold beer. He treasured his family, especially his grandchildren, and will be remembered for his caring ways.

On September 20, 1955, he married the former Maggie M. (Eddins), and together they shared 47 wonderful years until her passing in 2003.

Those left to cherish his memory include son Robert “Shawn” (Adrienne) Murphy of Delaware, grandson Robert “Jordan” (Brittany) Murphy, step-grandson Nicholas (Jessica) Miller, great-grandchildren Hudson Miller, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Bristol Delaney Miller, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Friends may call Saturday, February 6th from 9:00 -10:00 am at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Graveside services will follow 11:30 am at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, with Pastor Michael Curtis officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • I am so sorry for your loss Shawn and Jordan. My condolences to all of the Murphy family. Cherish all of the memories and know “Pops” is resting peacefully in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

  • Shawn, Adrienne, Jordan and Nick, you have my condolences and you are in my prayers. He was the only uncle I had left and he will be missed dearly but always alive in our hearts.

  • So sorry for your loss Lynda. Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. I send my sincere condolence and prayers to the family. Rest in peace.

  • Sorry for your loss, uncle Holman was a great caring man. I’m sure that he will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

  • January 30,2021
    Shawn, Adrienne, Jordan, Nick, and grandchildren: Frankie D. and Sue Murphy send to you our sincere sympathy and condolences from the bottom of our hearts . Frankdie D. loved his Uncle Holman and his family. You have done all you can do, now let our Uncle and your Father rest in peace and love. He is gone but not forgotten. St. John 14:1-6. Love Frankie D. & Sue

  • I got to know Bob a little over the last four years after my mother moved into Delaware Court. We talked (I mostly listened) and I got to hear about his time growing up and living 80 miles south of Nashville, which he enjoyed reminiscing about, his opinions about the care of the flowers and shrubs around the building, and his time spent around a recording studio keeping the kids from running in and interrupting things. I would have liked to have heard more about that. Since covid-19 hit I haven’t been past the outer lobby at Delaware Court and only waved at Bob a time or two through the glass, but he was a good guy and I’ll miss him.