Ralph R. MurphyOctober 28, 1963 ~ January 8, 2018 (age 54)
Ralph R. Murphy, age 54, of Liberty Center, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his family Monday night, January 8, 2018, after his valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Maumee on October 28, 1963 to Harold and Patricia (Wymer) Murphy, who survive. Ralph was a 1981 graduate of Maumee High School. On August 27, 1983 he married Terrie Miller. Ralph worked as a mechanic at Dave White Chevrolet and Bob Schmidt Chevrolet in Maumee; later he worked for Tecumseh Corrugated Box before serving 21 years with UPS in Maumee. Ralph was a member of the Delta Eagles, Machinist Union, Teamsters Local #20 and he also volunteered with the BSA. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing, relaxing at Sunny’s Campground, and traveling on his 2011 and 1995 Harley Davidsons; but most of all spending time with his family and friends. He had a love of cars, especially 70’s muscle cars. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 34 years, Terrie L. Murphy; sons, Jacob and Alan Murphy, both of Toledo; brothers, Jay Murphy of Toledo, Karl and Dorcas Murphy of Portland, OR and Cuyler and Barb Murphy of Shelby, Alabama; mother and father-in-law, Neil and Karen Miller of Crystal, MI and granddaughter, Harmony Jo Roberts. Friends will be received from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with an Eagles Service beginning at 7:30 PM. Funeral services for Ralph will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday January 12, 2018 also at the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Davis will be officiating. Interment will follow at Young Cemetery in Liberty Center. In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128-6804. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.