Richard Lee Murphy

September 1, 1960 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 60)


Richard Lee Murphy, age 60, of Benton; passed away at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Herrin Hospital.

Mr. Murphy’s wishes were to be cremated A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.

He was born on September 1, 1960 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Roy and Ruby Murphy.

Richard was a former cook at the Franklin Hospital.

He enjoyed going to yard sales, and he was a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was so happy to see his Chiefs win the Super Bowl this past season.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his son Matt Murphy and fiancee Becca Brock of Zeigler; his longtime companion and friend Clara Lewis; two grandsons: Hunter Bagley of Benton and Tucker Brock of Zeigler; six brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Memorial contributions In Memory of Richard to assist his family with the cremation expenses, may be sent in care of Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812

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