Danny Kyle Murphy, age 67, of Tri-Lakes, passed away at 3:45 am on Sunday November 10, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on April 23, 1952 in Muncie, IN, he was the son of Hobert and Louise (Blevins) Murphy.
Danny attended Columbia City High School and graduated with the Class of 1971. On November 22, 1969 he married Brenda Smith in Michigan. They have resided at Tri-Lakes since January of 1970. Danny was a material handler at B.F. Goodrich for 37 years until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, and great-grandson.
Survivors include his loving wife Brenda of Tri-Lakes; son Gregory Murphy; granddaughters Galeana Murphy and Gerica Murphy; great-grandson Daxton Kyle, all of Columbia City; siblings Tyrone (Candi) Murphy of Columbia City and Fawn Murphy of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Shad Murphy.
Funeral services for Danny will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday November 15, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling two hours prior to service. Burial in South Park Original Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorial contributions in memory of Danny may be made to the donor's choice. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.
I worked with Danny at BFG in the seventies, ran into him a few months ago at the Union luncheon. Always fun to talk to. Sorry for your loss he will be missed.
brenda my sympathy to your family. im so sorry for your loss. cousin judi
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of
Danny Kyle Murphy, CCHS Alumni Class of 1971.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers
to Danny's family.
Brenda and Greg. I have many fond memories of the time Dave and I spent with you all at the lake. I can still hear his wonderful laugh. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you so. Pam
Growing up at the Lakes Danny always treated us kids like we were part of the family. AKA Papa Smurf. Brenda prayers to you and the family for your loss.
Paige, Roma, and I will miss you immensely. Danny was like a grandpa to the girls and I always enjoyed our chats at the mailboxes or down by the water. Our prayers are with Danny and his family, especially Brenda.
TY AND FAMILY, PRAYERS OF COMFORT FOR YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME IN THE PASSING OF YOUR BROTHER, DANNY.
Uncle Danny truly had a heart of gold. The last time he text me was September 26 just to say i crossed his mind and he loved me. I love him to so much and Brenda too. This world lost a genuinely wonderful person last Sunday. You wil be missed always. Love you
You will be so missed! Love and prayers to family, love you Brenda! And love to u papa smurf
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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