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Don F. Murphy, 78, Parklawn Court, died at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, of natural causes.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West with the Rev. Nathan C. Brown officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Home.

A native of West Chester, Pa., he was born Feb. 16, 1937, the son of the late Clifford W. and Pauline Huber Murphy.

He was retired military, having served in Vietnam with the special Forces and was a Silver Star recipient. He was also retired from civil service at Fort Campbell and was a member of First Christian Church.

He served as a troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 13. He was also a life member of Special Operations, the Special Forces Association and the 82nd Airborne Division Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ringe Murphy; two sons, Daniel Murphy, Port Royal, Tenn., and Mark Murphy, Hopkinsville; and a sister, Jean Murphy Laughner, Midwest City, Okla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Beret Veterans Post at 10335 Bell Station Road, Oak Grove, KY 42262.

[Kentucky New Era, Wednesday, April 22, 2015]

[courtesy of Joe Craver]

Grave Marker for Don F. Murphy in Section 04 Site 436, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Hopkinsville (Christian), KY