Stanley A. Murphy, 68, of Waldron, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.
Stanley was born Nov. 30, 1944 in Rushville, the son of Charles Cecil and Mildred (Apple) Murphy. Stanley was baptized as a child at United Brethren Church in Andersonville. Stanley was a 1963 graduate of Greensburg High School. On Aug. 11, 1968 he married Jacqueline Krise at Flat Rock Christian Church.
Stanley served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 129. He retired from Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake in 1999 where he worked as a route representative. Many of his family and friends referred to him as “Stan Stan the Wonder Bread Man.” He was a member of Local 135 Teamsters Union. Stan loved bowling, he was a member of the American Bowling Congress, and a former President of the Sunday Night Mixed Bowling League and former Vice President of the Tuesday Night Men’s Twilight Bowling league, both at Blue River Bowl in Shelbyville. During bowling trips, he enjoyed visiting casinos all across the United States as well as collecting T-shirts and hats. Above all, Stanley loved spending time with his family and friends and he loved his Lord.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Murphy; daughters, Laura (Grant) Hamner of Flat Rock and Jennifer Spivey of Fairland; son, James A. Murphy of Shelbyville; sisters, Ellen (Danny) Terrell of St. Paul and Joyce (Larry) Dove of Greensburg; brother, Dennis (Lucy ) Murphy of Greensburg; grandchildren, Brittany Hamner and Dylan and Joshua Spivey. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and special friends.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Greg Spivey; one sister-in-law, Judy Murphy; and his mother and father-in-law, Jack and Mary Lou Krise.
There will be a visitation for family and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby County Cancer Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.gilliland-howe.com.