Randall Kent Murphy

December 22, 1952 – March 7, 2015

Randy Murphy (Bubbo) passed peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2015. He was born in Enid, OK, the first born child of Maurice and Ellen Murphy. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by hisOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         sisters, Jill Murphy Phillips (Jerry) of Pagosa Springs, CO and Laurie Murphy Price (Rodney) of Edmond, OK; two nephews, Brandon Durrett (Susan, Charles, Laura and Betsy) of San Antonio, TX and Tyler Price of Edmond, OK and one niece, Courtney Price of Edmond, OK. He had grown very close to his cousin, Sidney Johnson, who was a loving and willing caretaker for the past year.

Randy was born with cerebral palsy but he didn’t let it slow him down. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1972 and worked many years at Queen Anne Cafeteria. He could be seen frequently walking many miles from his home in the Village, where he resided since moving from Enid. He had an amazing memory for special friends, their birthdays, special days in their lives, and could name any song from the 70’s and 80’s, which he would only listen to on his transistor radio. He loved balloons and holidays; always decorating extensively, including his Coit’s Christmas tree lot model that he made and proudly displayed annually from his many years of volunteering at the lot.

Randy was a gentle spirit and a child at heart. We all learned a great deal from Randy, to enjoy the simple things in life. We have lost a loving brother and a gentle soul. Bidding our Bubbo a very fond farewell. You will be greatly missed!

Graveside services and burial will be Tuesday March 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Comments

  1. I am very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing.
    I grew up on Ashley Drive and met Randy through the Gallaher children in the 1960’s.
    He will be one of the neighborhood kids that I always remember.
    He never knew what an inspiration he was to those around him and I am honored to have been someone he called a friend.

  2. Randy was one of the greatest people anyone could ever want to know. Everyone at Coits knew the type of person he was and he touched all of their lives and if you would just spend time with him your life was richer and you learned to appreciate him. Wish I could attend but it is beyond my capability,

  3. Rest in Peace, Randy. I have a memory of you riding your bicycle by the Village T G & Y on warm sunny days.

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