STEPHEN MURPHY(1952 - 2017)

Murphy July 16, 1952 - Dec. 2, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Steve Murphy, 65, passed away on Dec. 2, 2017. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Oklahoma City and was the son of Jim & Virginia Murphy. Steve graduated Bishop McGuinness High School. After graduating Oklahoma State University, Steve began a long career in the ready mix concrete business with Murphy Perkins and Schwarz Ready Mix Companies. He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Murphy; and his brother, Tom Murphy. Steve is survived by his mother, Virginia Murphy; Pam Murphy; and sons, Patrick and Tim. He is also survived by his brothers, Mike (Paula), Rick (Carol), and John (Barbara); sister, Katie Harney (Jay); and sister-in-law, Anne Murphy; along with many nieces and nephews. During the last few years of his life, Steve battled Lou Gehrig's disease with extraordinary grace and courage. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 7, 2017