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Lester Edward Murphy
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lester Edward Murphy, 82, passed on Monday, April 1, 2013.

He was born June 14, 1930, in Grafton, W.Va., and resided in Clayton for the past 40 years. He served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 1950-52 and as a medic with the 101st Airborne Division in the Korean War during 1950-53. He was a member of Clayton Presbyterian Church and the VFW. He was a master pipe fitter, carpenter and small-engine expert.

He is survived by: his wife of 33 years, Phyllis H. Murphy; a son, Kirby W. Murphy and daughter-in-law Mari Jayne Murphy of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Mary E. Murphy of Murray, Utah; a granddaughter Terri Rubel of Powell, Tenn.; a sister, JoAnne Estep of Ohio; stepchildren, James Phillip Andrews and partner Sarah Johnson and Howard Grady Andrews IV of Clayton; and stepgrandchildren, James Andrews, Kimberly Andrews Wooten , Christian Andrews, Isabella Jewel Andrews and Kristie Andrews Holland and husband Seth Holland, Daniel Howard Andrews and Joshua Andrews.