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William Daniel Murphy

  • On March 13, 2020

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to the Legend, William Daniel Murphy. He will be missed by many including his wife, Leona, his five children, his 10 grandchildren, and his 7 siblings. He was so many things to so many people. As a husband, he was the rock, the fixer, the person you hate one minute and love the next. As a father he had the ability to bring clarity and sound judgement to the darkest of situations. He always had the right answer. He was the one to calm you down, take care of the problem or walk you through it. As a grandfather “Pap” knew what each kid liked the best and stocked up on it. He was both feared and loved. As a friend he was the joker. He could create stories and leave you speechless. His curiosity for life and his hobbies were infectious. We will forever have a touch of gold fever thanks to him. He loved riding his motorcycle, shooting guns, and panning for gold because who knows the next pan might be the one with the giant nugget. When he was interested in something, he went all in. Just in case you didn’t know he was the best at everything he did, you should have asked him. He was loved more than he will ever know even though his words of affection could sound like “dummy” or “stupid” which he always got away with because nobody dared stand up to a man his size! He is leaving an irreplaceable hole in so many lives. Even as we ache with your loss we can hear your words of wisdom ringing in our minds and hearts. Forever in our hearts until we see each other again!

Bills family will be hosting an Irish wake per his wishes on March 20, 2020. Text his daughter Amanda for details at (724) 494-2144. Please come out and celebrate Bill’s life.

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Shannon Watkins
  • Mar 13 2020
My heart goes out to my second family! I love you all! Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss! He truly was the dad I never had!
  • Mar 13 2020
R.I.P.No one could ask for a better Daddy. I'll be missing you until we meet again. I love you and thank you for everything. ❤
Scott Hunt
  • Mar 13 2020
Murph was a good friend to me! If needed help he was there if I needed something he had it! He will forever hold a place in my heart. There is no way to explain how much I will miss him. Ride with the angels my friend! Scott Hunt
  • Mar 13 2020
I have always admired him as a person and brother-in-law. He seemed to always know the logic in everything, but he made sure that when you made your decision, he would let you know if it was the right decision or not. But he loved you and never made you feel unwelcomed. One of the best men I have been honored to know.
Kiernan Montrey-Shedlock
  • Mar 13 2020
I will miss you forever Daddy!! May your have a blast in heaven with all the fur babies and be the guidance once again for Jaime in heaven until we all meet again. To my extended Murphy family my deepest heartfelt condolences go out to each and everyone of you!!
  • Mar 13 2020
Sorry for your loss..Prayers
Richard L Powell
  • Apr 21 2020
I will miss my nephew. Uncle Richard