NILES, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William A. Murphy, Jr., 86, of Niles, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his son’s home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 13, 1933, in Cortland, Ohio, to the late William and Violet (King) Murphy.
William worked at an early age and eventually owned many businesses throughout his life such as Murphy’s Radio Service, Murphy’s Radio & TV, Murphy’s Auto Sales and Park Avenue Limousine Service. He drove for Aetna Freight Lines.
William served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as an MP.
He was a member of the Niles McKinley Masonic Lodge, No. 794, member of the Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite and York Rite, the Shriner’s and the Ali Baba Grotto, past Associate Bethel Guardian for Job’s Daughters and Chapter Adviser of James J. Tyler Order of DeMolay’s.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Niles.
William served as Assistant Scoutmaster to the Boy Scout Troop 31. He was a member of the National Limousine Service and past President of Ohio Valley Limousine.
He enjoyed cars and trucks; especially limousines and Crown Vics. He liked to go traveling.
William is survived by two sons, William (Wanda) A. Murphy III and Joseph Wilson of Cortland, Ohio; three daughters, Kelly (Jeff) Duel of Warren, Ohio, Jackie Wilson of Apple Valley, California and Cindy (Andy) Kasiewicz of Niles, Ohio; four granddaughters, Tabathia (Eric) Murphy, Clarissa (Tyler) Murphy, Jessica Kasiewicz and London Nobbs; four grandsons, William A. (Jackie) Murphy IV, Andy (Melanie) Kasiewicz, Jason Kasiewicz and John (Kayla) Goldman; great-grandchildren, William A. Murphy V, Mason James Adams, Evan, Kayla, Jael, Kaedyance and Kyleigh Kasiewicz and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard C. Murphy and sister, Lavern Murphy.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio. A Masonic service will be held at 4:45 p.m. prior to visitation.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the funeral home with an hour of calling prior to the service, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Military Honors will precede the service.
Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle Suite E, Austintown, OH 44515, in William’s memory.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 23 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.