July 24, 1933 - October 6, 2020
The Murphy family sorrowfully announces the passing of Herman Augustus “Boy” Murphy, age 87 a resident of Rosinton, Alabama who passed away on October 6, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was a native of Shell Banks/Gasque Alabama and a resident of Rosinton, Alabama. He attended Foley High School, Trade School, served in the Navy and was a member of Rosinton United Methodist Church. Herman was preceded in death by his father, Herman A. Murphy Sr. and his mother, Mabel Geneve Galloway Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Murphy, two sisters, Mickey Chambers and Caroline Leonard; Two children, Miriam Boone (Jeff) and David Murphy (Sandra); Six grandchildren, Melissa Allen (Mike), Shannon Boutwell, Joshua Boutwell, Daniel Murphy (Natalie), Christopher Murphy (Lacy) and Sarah Murphy, and; Six great-grandchildren, Alex Boutwell, Serenity Covington, Annie Nata, Lucas Murphy, Hannah Murphy and Case Murphy. He was a much loved Daddy and Pawpaw who was devoted to his family. Herman served in the Navy on a destroyer and ammo ship during the Korean War. He was awarded a National Defense Medal – Korean Service Medal with one silver and two bronze battle stars and a United Nations Medal – Navy Occupation Medal. He was an electrician by trade but could fix almost anything. He ran Murphy’s Electric Motor Repair and worked in his shop until he was in his 80’s. He helped everyone, night or day, from neighbors to strangers in need. He invented many devices for practical use as well as for fun. He enjoyed hunting, boating, team and calf roping, catching cows that got loose from the Robertsdale Stockyard, airboats and “gator” catching, and taking family on adventures. Many good times were spent at the beach, on boats, fishing, swimming and having fun. A visitation will be held on Sunday October 11, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 at Rosinton United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 at Rosinton United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at Shell Banks Cemetery, Fort Morgan Road, Alabama.
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