Willie Owen Murphy, 73 of Bedford, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Thursday, June 15, 1944 in Bedford County, a son of the late Joseph Murphy and Claudia Murphy Murphy.
He was retired from Wheelabrator Abrasives.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ann Davis-Murphy; his daughters, Denise Murphy of Roanoke, Yolanda Murphy, Myra Davis, Tyra Davis all of Bedford; his son, Joseph Shane Murphy of Bedford; his sisters, Mable Barber of Lynchburg, Bertha Parker (Charles) of Bedford; his brother-in-law, Jerome Staples of Bedford as well as four grandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Otterville Baptist Church with Rev. M. D. Mays officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.