Frank Allen Murphy, age 50 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Friday evening, December 23, 2016, at 7:24 PM at Integrity Health Care Center in Marion.
Frank was born February 13, 1966 in Harrisburg, Illinois. He was the son of Betty Jane Murphy and James O’Brien.
Frank was formerly united in marriage to Christina (Skinner) Brown.
In addition to his former wife, Frank is survived by his 2 sons – Franklen James (his wife, Shalonda) Murphy of Simpson and Caleb Allen Murphy of Belknap; a brother – James Patrick Santos Cabango of Hilo, Hawaii; 3 grandchildren – Raylen James Murphy, Colton James Murphy and Nevaeh Ann Murphy; and his father – James O’Brien of Phoenix, Arizona.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother – Betty Jane Waylan; his grandmother – Anna Murphy; as well as aunts and uncles – Hillis Murphy, Herman Murphy, Minnie Ethridge, Barbara Jones, and Carolyn K. Ethridge; and a niece – Teresa Ethridge.
Frank was formerly employed by A.C.B.L. (American Commercial Barge Line), E.T. Simonds Construction as well as Dip-n-Dots, Inc.
Frank was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed fishing, barbecuing and cooking out with family and friends and watching cartoons. He was a particular fan of “The Simpsons.”
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private gathering will be held at a later date. For information regarding the time and location of the service, you may contact the family directly.