James “Sonny” E. Murphy, of Seymour, IN, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Schneck Medical Center with his family by his side. Sonny was born on February 5, 1943. He was the son of Charles “Peck” and Verna (Keller) Murphy.
Sonny graduated from Crothersville High School in 1962. After graduating he worked for Cummins Engine and eventually retired from there.
Even though he was paralyzed from his accident, he still had the knowledge and could tell you how to work on anything from running electrical lines to working on farm equipment or helping family members how to cook. Sonny always enjoyed working on the farm, talking to friends, rabbit and squirrel hunting, listening to his beagle hound run, showing cattle with his son and daughter, and riding horses. He especially loved spending time with family.
Sonny leaves behind to treasure his memory, his son, Byron D. Murphy of Seymour, IN, daughter, Jami N. (Brian) Weichman of Columbus, IN, granddaughter, Allison N. Weichman, grandson, Zachary J. Weichman, siblings, Kathryn Barnthouse of Seymour, IN, Lindia Brock of Seymour, IN, Richard Murphy of Seymour, IN, Robert (Shirley) Murphy of Columbus, IN, Roy “Arky” Murphy of Seymour, IN, Harold “Buddy” Murphy of Seymour, IN, a very good friend, Rick Hines, numerous nieces and nephews, and many other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Peck” and Verna Murphy, 1 brother, Frank Alan, brother-in-law, Jude Barnthouse, 2 sister-in-laws, Norma Murphy and Janet Murphy, 1 nephew Chuck Brock.
Byron and Jami would like to thank Schneck Home Health and Sonny’s brothers & sisters for the love and care they have given him for the last 20 years.
Ron Looney will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Crothersville with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 8, 2022, and from 10:00 AM until the time of the service all at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Crothersville.
Donations given in memory of Sonny may be given to the Jackson County Humane Society or the Uniontown Cemetery. Log onto www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com for online condolences. A Family Submitted Obituary