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Murphy, Michael B.

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Murphy, Michael B.

Murphy, Michael Bruce

Born November 28, 1939 to Patrick and Ruth Murphy of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After a 7 and a half year battle with cancer Mike Passed away on January 12, 2019 in Plano Texas at the age of 79.

Michael grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his mother, father and sister Patricia. He graduated from Central High School in Tulsa  in 1958.

He received a degree from the Spartan School of Aeronautics around 1960 in Tulsa.

 

Mike joined the United States Air Force as an air mechanic.

He was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu in the sixties.  He joined the Air Force Reserves and worked for American Airlines for 10 years as a mechanic.

Mike was a Natural Salesman beginning his sales career at the age of six selling donuts.

He began his career in the life insurance field  in 1969  where he worked most of his life.  He and Ginger met each other while working for Colonial Life and Accident in 1987.  Mike moved his career to Aflac, and Ginger returned to her teaching life.

He served as Agent, District Sales Coordinator, and Regional Sales Coordinator.  He never retired!  He lived to work every day

He had so many Aflac awards that Ginger left her teaching job so she could accompany him of all the wonderful Aflac award trips.  Mike and Ginger ran their careers together for 25 wonderful years.

Mike and Ginger were married for 27 very happy years!   He loved to dance, and finally got Ginger to compete with him on the dance floor.  He loved to travel, but his favorite thing was spending time with his grandkids. He was a fantastic father, husband, friend, and mentor to so many people.

Mike never met a stranger, and he could start a conversation with anybody!

He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Maska and his parents, Ruth and Pat.

 

He is survived by his wife Ginger Murphy, son Michael, daughters Kim and Debra, step daughters Tori and Amanda, and step son Will. His Grand children are Spenser, Matthew, Patrick, Jessica, Alex, Ronin, Isabella and Whitney. Nieces Lisa and Suzy

Celebration Life will be held at Cross Creek Ranch 3406 Dublin Road, Parker, Texas 75002

February 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

Please feel free to dress comfortably.  If you wish to wear a coat and tie …wear it! If you wish to wear jeans… wear them! We will “Worship in the Woods “

Bring your best memories of Mr. Murphy to service. We will gather to Remember, Love, Laugh, Cry, and celebrate Mike’s Life.

If you wish to share any pictures, please email them to [email protected] please submit picture by January23rd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to :

Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.

800-955-4572   LLS.ORG

 

The Aflac Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at

CHOA @ Egleston

 

 

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Helen Frazier

January 24, 2019 2:33PM

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing.


The Strong Family

January 22, 2019 11:07PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


Sheri Snow

January 22, 2019 8:17PM

Ginger, you and Mike shared a very special bond of love that his death will not break. Now you will use the memories of your time together to comfort you till you are together again in heaven. My heart aches for you as you make this transition.


Raul Gonzalez

January 21, 2019 1:58PM

Ginger, I am so sorry for your loss. I know nothing I can say will make the hurting disappear but please know that you will have many friends praying for you.


Debra Parker

January 20, 2019 9:16AM

I’m so sorry to here about Mike. My thoughts are with all of you . Much love.


Joe DePasqual

January 19, 2019 9:41PM

Very saddened by the news of Mike's passing. Words can't express the impact he had on my life as my mentor in my career with Aflac. Additionally, he was a good friend...wish we could have spent more time together.


Liz Sorensen

January 19, 2019 8:18PM

This breaks my hearts he was such a pleasure to know and it was a privilege to be a part of his journey. He really lived a beautiful life.


Keri Clements

January 19, 2019 3:46PM

Mike was such a special person. I feel fortunate to have known him. He will be missed dearly!


Eve Wall Daniel

January 19, 2019 2:55PM

So sorry for your lost. We are never ready for something like lossing someone we love. Prayers for you and the family. Think of you often.


Jeff West

January 19, 2019 1:35PM

One of my lifelong favorite people. I'll miss Mike very much.


Jeanne Conaway

January 19, 2019 12:06PM

Heaven just received a wonderful person .. he was always so helpful to me and answered all my questions regarding work.. you will be missed ..