Michael Wayne ‘Sam’ Murphy

Staff Reports • Apr 25, 2018 at 4:27 PM

A memorial service for Mr. Murphy will be Sunday, April 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at the back pavilion near the horse barn. 

Mr. Murphy, 62, of Lebanon, passed away April 23, 2018 at home. 

Born Oct. 8, 1955, he was a certified blaster for the state of Tennessee. He loved getting a bang out of life, playing cards and two stepping to country music. His hobbies were finding old ’72-model trucks, car shows, activities with his family, movies and riding his four wheeler. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Sue Christian; his father, James Ivory Murphy; and brothers, Mark Allen Christian and James “Slim” Murphy. 

He is survived by his wife of 28 ½ years, Teri “Pinky” Robertson Murphy; his children, Christiana (Josh) Murphy, Kyle (Shelby) Murphy, Kevin (Ceslee) Murphy, Heidi (Dusty) Watson, Heather Pate; his sister, Debbie (Wayne) Brown; and grandchildren, Kali and Nathaniel Pate, Julie Levi and Jill Watson, Avery Smith, Jackson Covington, Emma and Remington Murphy, Addie, Bentley and Hudson.  

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