Troy Clifton Murphy, 61, passed away Wed., May 20, 2020 at his home in Woodbury. He was born in Soddy Daisy, TN.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean Mathis Murphy of Woodbury; daughters, Wanda Mayo (David Barrett) of Bradyville and Barbara Nichols (Terry Brewer) of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffery “Bubba” Nichols (Mary), Dustin Nichols and Dewayne Carmack all of Woodbury and Jonathan Johnson of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Natalie, Emma, Addison and Allie Nichols, Jesiah Johnson, Remington and Colt Carmack; 3 step great grandchildren, Kimberly, Tiffany and Justin Johnson and sister, Wanda Kay Mathis of Woodbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton White Murphy and Helen Louise Hall Murphy, brothers, Ray and Ricky Murphy and sons-in-law, Jeff Nichols, and Billy Mayo.
A member of the Baptist church, Troy was a very likeable man who loved his family. His grandsons were his world. He taught each of them how to do mechanic work and how to shoot a gun among many other things. Along came the great grandkids and he was even more head over heels. As much as he loved them, they loved him just as much. Troy loved fishing, shooting pool, racing cars, building mud trucks and rock crawling. Most of all, he loved helping anyone and everyone. He rarely met a stranger and was known around Woodbury as "Pa" to almost everyone.
Graveside Services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Centerhill Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon until 1:30 pm Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Due to Covid-19 and the Governor’s orders, please maintain social distancing during the services.
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