Chester Finley Murphy, age 86, of Strunk, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 26, 2021, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 noon until time for services.
Born in Pine Knot, Kentucky, on November 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Oda and Ada (Perkins) Murphy. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by Jewell (King) Crabtree (mother of Sandy, Michael, and Rick), two sons: Michael Chester Murphy and Rick Murphy, a grandson, Richard Scott Murphy and two brothers: Ralph Murphy and Estil Murphy.
Surviving family include a son, Shane Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter, Sandra (and Allen) Ridener of Union, Kentucky, a daughter-in-law, Mary Murphy of Strunk, six grandchildren: Michael Christopher Murphy (and Holly), Heather Murphy, Regina Long (and Danny), Jessica Saner (and Doug), Elizabeth Ridener and Holly Murphy. There are 21 great-grandchildren.
Chester had worked for the Cincinnati Time Recorder making clocks. He enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.