Harrell Leon Murphy was born to Alfred and Della Murphy in Wayne County, Tennessee, on Dec 5, 1940. Known by his family and friends as Harold or “Murf,” he moved to Florida around 1948 and grew up in Winter Garden.
At 19 years of age Harold married Ellen and lived in Ocoee, where together they had four children. He later remarried Carolyn “Susie” Michels on March 5, 1990.
Throughout their life together, Murf and Susie enjoyed trips to Vegas and spending time with their beloved dogs, TR, Harley and Princess.
Murf enjoyed the outdoors, and doing auto paint and body work, and was last employed as a welder with Florida Metal Craft.
He was proud to have worked on many large welding projects at the Orlando Science Center, Epcot, Downtown Disney and the Tampa Bay stadium. He was quite the handyman and helped many neighbors and friends in their small community.
Harold is survived by his sister Judy Scott; children, Debbie Clark, Lisa Frana, Michael Murphy, Greg Murphy and stepdaughter Kimberly Mullins; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Harold’s memory will be cherished by all those who knew him. He touched the lives of so many people, and his legacy will live on through the memories he created.
Please join family and friends as we celebrate the life of Harrell Murphy. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Elks Lodge at 700 Ninth St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.