Troy Clifton Murphy, 61, passed away Wed., May 20, 2020 at his home in Woodbury. He was born in Soddy Daisy, TN.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean Mathis Murphy of Woodbury; daughters, Wanda Mayo (David Barrett) of Bradyville and Barbara Nichols (Terry Brewer) of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffery "Bubba" Nichols (Mary), Dustin Nichols and Dewayne Carmack all of Woodbury and Jonathan Johnson of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Natalie, Emma, Addison and Allie Nichols, Jesiah Johnson, Remington and Colt Carmack and sister, Wanda Kay Mathis of Woodbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton White Murphy and Helen Louise Hall Murphy, brothers, Ray and Ricky Murphy and sons-in-law, Jeff Nichols, and Billy Mayo.
A member of the Baptist church, Troy, affectionately known around Woodbury as "Pa", never met a stranger and was a mechanic. He was the jack of all trades and never met a stranger. Troy was always willing to help others. He got his greatest joy in teaching his grandsons how to work on vehicles. He also enjoyed fishing, racing, camping, and going rock crawling.
Graveside Services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Centerhill Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon until 1:30 pm Thursday. Due to Covid-19 and the Governor's orders, please maintain social distancing during the services.