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Richard "Dick" Murphy

March 16, 1945 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 74)

Richard “Dick” A. Murphy, 74, of Moline, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church, Moline.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens.  Memorials made to the family for funds to be established later.

Richard “Dick” was born on March 16, 1945, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of John E. and Faye D. (Niewald) Murphy.  He married Sheryl “Sherry” K. Russell on March 13, 1965, in East Moline.  He retired as an assembler previously working at International Harvester, Case and CNH Global.  He was a member of Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church. 

He loved to be outdoors, fishing, camping, and golfing where he achieved two holes-in-one.  He was athletic and liked to stay active playing baseball, bowling and weightlifting.  Richard “Dick” was also an avid Cubs and Bears fan.

Survivors include his wife; children, Tracey (Chad) Williams, East Moline, Shelly (Bruce) Jorgesen, Moline; 2 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, sisters; Jonette Johnson, Ankeny, IA, and Mary Ann (Mick) Calverley, Denton, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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