- April 26, 2023
William “Bill” Ivey Murphy went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 23, 2023. He was born Aug. 2, 1957, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to Jason Murphy and Aurelia Coble Murphy. Bill graduated from Lakeview High School, class of 1975, where he forged lifelong friendships. After graduating he began dating the love of his life, Denise Drolet Murphy.
Bill will be remembered for his joyful personality and encouraging spirit he so generously shared with his friends and family. He was witty and had a joke for every occasion. He was always happy to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Nothing gave him greater joy than putting a smile on someone’s face.
As patriarch of the Murphy family, Bill had unconditional love and pride for his children and grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Denise Murphy; his son, Matt Murphy (Jamie Weideman); and two daughters, Lauren Hinton (Matt Hinton), Chelsea Acosta (Joe Acosta); a brother, Jay Murphy of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; a sister, Sandi Jowers of Winter Garden; four grandchildren, Elijah and Jacob Hinton, Blakely and Bryce Acosta; and his aunts, Frances Coble Nickles and Peggy Coble Best.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathy Wise.
Family will receive friends for a drop-in visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Highland Funeral Home in Apopka, Florida. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Saint Charles Catholic Church.