Richard J. Murphy Jr.

No Services for Richard J. Murphy Jr., 77, Linwood, are planned at this time.

Mr. Richard J. Murphy Jr passed over last night at approx 5:30 pm, Sept 12th, 2015. Richard was born in Wichita, Ks, Nov 10, 1937, the only child of Richard J. Murphy Sr. and Maxine J Schoen Murphy. After leaving his General M.D. practice in Tipton, KS, the family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where Richard Sr. resumed his practice. Father was from Erie, PA, and mother from Cawker City, KS. The family resided in Royal Oak, Michigan, for the better part of three decades, while Richard Sr. pursued a successful medical practice in urban Detroit of his own. Richard Jr attended the University of Michigan where he received his BA and MA in Business Administration. Jr was attending U.M Law School in the 196O’s when he was injured by a speeding car while he was a pedestrian. Medical Assistance has followed the near-fatal accident. Assisted Living has been needed in Michigan and Kansas until his passing this year at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, KS. His first cousin, Douglas H. Dean, was his Guardian. A devout Catholic, Richard will be cremated at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence and sent to be with his parents in Boca Raton, Florida. He was a man of God. May he rest in Peace.