October 23, 2013

Leroy Murphy Jr. - Firefighter - Ohio

Firefighter Leroy Murphy Jr., age 56, died on October 20, 2013, at a local hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Leroy was the safety director for Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville.  He was a firefighter for the Englewood Fire Department 
and the Gettysburg Fire Department. He was an instructor on fire issues at Clark State Community College.

On October 18, 2013, Leroy had responded to a fire call 
involving farm equipment while on duty with the Gettysburg 
Saint Florian, Patron Saint
of Firefighters, pray for Leroy
and for those who have
lost him
Rural Fire Department. 

The following morning, Leroy fell ill while teaching at a local fire academy. He was treated and transported to the hospital but tragically passed away on October 20, 2013.

He was a member of the Eagles; Darke County Coin Club; Treaty City Amateur Radio; Ohio Society of Fire Service Instructors; and a past member of the Fire Chiefs Association.

Leroy will be forever mourned by his loved ones and his comrades. 

Leroy is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father Leroy Murphy Sr., his son, Wyatt; stepchildren Betty, Nicole, Michael; and his wife, Betty. Leroy was predeceased by his mother. 

Thank you for serving, Leroy. 

Pray for all who fall ill and who are suddenly taken from us.  Amen.

Pray that Leroy is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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