Donald Murphy

CENTRALIA — Donald Murphy, 68, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

Donald was born November 14, 1950, the son of Martin V. Murphy and Lillie (Diamond) Murphy.

Donald is survived by four siblings: Beverly Williams and husband Dennis of Lewistown, Thomas Murphy, Sr. and wife Hanna of Centralia, Debbie Sinclair of Walnut Hill, and Rhonda Mayer and husband Larry of Centralia; sister-in-law: Doris Murphy of Lacey, WA; several nieces and nephews and extended family.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents: Martin and Lille Murphy; brother: Bill Murphy; brother-in-law: Mark Sinclair; and sister-in-law: Kathy Murphy.

Donald was an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball. Donald retired from the Hoffman Seed House.

Per Donald’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at The Rock Church in Centralia. Steve Upchurch will be officiating with Jason Smith assisting.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to the time of service on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Six Lemons and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, IL 62801 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Murphy family.

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