Welcome to the memorial page for

Dewey Yancey (D.Y.) Murphy, Jr.

September 5, 1932 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 84)

Dewey Yancey (D.Y.) Murphy, Jr., 84, passed away on May 12, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. D.Y. was born in Edgecombe County to the late Dewey and Josephine Murphy.  During his retirement years, he loved spending time with his family, fishing at the coast, doing puzzles, and “piddlin” around the house and yard. 

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Mary Lou Wall Murphy; daughter, Susan Murphy; son, Kenneth Murphy and wife Meg and son Michael Murphy; grandchildren, Allison Murphy of Brooklyn, NY and Matthew Murphy of Greensboro, NC; and sister-in-law, Roxie Myrick.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Rd., Knightdale. The burial will follow immediately in the church cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations can be made Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Rd, Knightdale, NC, 27545.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Parsons of Raleigh for the exceptional care he provided D.Y. for the last 25 years, Wake Medical Center 3E staff, and for the care at Transitions LifeCare. 

 Service Information

May 15, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory
944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

Funeral Service
May 16, 2017

2:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
8400 Poole Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

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