Kirby Murphy

Obituary of Kirby "Kit" Murphy

Kit passed away May 11,2022. He was born in Tyler Texas. He attended Northwest Classen Highschool in Oklahoma City and graduated from Oklahoma City University. Where he became a Brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Then proudly joined the National Guard where he trained to fight aircraft and chemical fires. Then found his career in the oil and gas industry for 50+ years . A place that he thoroughly enjoyed and didn’t seem like work for him at all. Kit’s love of family and friends was undeniable. Left behind to cherish his memories, he is survived by his wife Renee Seeley Murphy, his sister Suzanne Murphy , his two daughters Melissa Murphy Burns and Laura Murphy Atherton, his son-in-law Nellson Burns, and his three grandchildren, Reid Atherton, Jack Burns and Katherine Burns. He is preceded in death by his parents Victoria and Kirby Murphy. Kit’s charm and magnetism were unforgettable. He was a great story teller and never missed the opportunity to tell a joke and put a smile on peoples’ faces. His knack for story telling and his hobby for writing stories lead him to publishing his book “The General’s Oil” in 2013. Service will be held at Short Beach Union Church in Short Beach , Ct on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 10am. In lieu of flower, please donate to the American Heart Association.
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