Michael Leonard Murphy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Michael Leonard Murphy, 77, of Roachdale, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle.

Michael was born Sept. 1, 1938 to Leonard James Murphy and Clara Irene (Brunton) Murphy in Kentland.

On Feb. 16, 1974 he married Dorsie Ruth (Oliver) Murphy in Crawfordsville. She survives.

Michael graduated from Morocco High School and then attended Purdue University.

For 35-plus years, Michael worked as a permits engineer for INDOT State Highway. Michael also taught surveying classes at Purdue.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and held offices in the Crawfordsville chapter. Michael enjoyed his family, NASCAR, gardening and flying planes with his private pilot's license.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorsie Murphy, Roachdale; children Debbie Gleason, Crawfordsville, Benjamin (Shirley) Allgood, Brownsburg, Kenneth (Angie) Allgood, Crawfordsville, Pennie (Mike) Stancombe, Coatesville, Aaron (Gail) Murphy, Crawfordsville, Andrea (Dave) Baird, Colfax, and Michael (Angie) Murphy, Roachdale; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Blakesburg Cemetery, Roachdale.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the funeral home.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Servies and Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.