William Bernard "Bill" Murphy, 80, of Brazil passed away March 2, 2006, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
He was born June 25, 1925, in Harmony to Claude and Cecil Butler Murphy.
He was a driver and salesman for Pepsi Cola for 45 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 88th Division as a driver for Gen. Gaither.
Mr. Murphy was a graduate of Brazil High School and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Brazil VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Murphy, and a sister, Barbara Reece.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona Murphy; a son, Patrick Kelly Murphy of Sevierville, Tennessee; a daughter, Claudia Marratta, and husband, Terry, of Riley; three grandchildren, Dustin Lemmon, of Davenport, Iowa, Brittany Lemmon of Terre Haute and Leslie Murphy of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Anita Cary of Brazil and Delores Beaman and her husband, Tom, of Dearborn, Mich.; Ramona's daughter, Rebecca Loyd of Brazil; grandchildren, Brittney Mueller and Josh Mueller of Brazil; a great-grandson, Ashtin Bullerdick, and several nieces, nephews; and a large extended family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on March 4, 2006, at 10 a.m. in Annunciation Catholic Church with visitation from 4 yo 8 p.m. on March 3, 2006, in French Funeral Home with rosary at 7 p.m.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute.
For more information or to light a candle in his memory, log on to www.frenchfuneralhome.com.