Dudley Murphy Obituary
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Dudley Murphy of Springfield, Missouri, who passed away on November 19, 2022 at the age of 82. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
He was predeceased by : his parents, Dudley Murphy, Sr. and Gladys Murphy. He is survived by : his wife Martha "Deanie" Murphy; his children, Quinn Murphy and Jennifer Henry; his children-in-law, Tom Henry and Michelle Murphy; his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Dylan Murphy, Tommy, Christian and Grayson Henry; and his sister Kathleen Wannenmacher.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 28th 2022 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home (4500 S Lone Pine Ave, Springfield, MO 65804). A funeral service was held on Monday, November 28th 2022 at 2:00 PM at the same location.
In 2016, Dudley was awarded the Drury University Distinguished Faculty Award, commemorating his significant contribution to the University and the many students he impacted over his 38-year career at Drury. Perhaps less well-known than his art and music, was Dudley's significant contribution to fishing lure collectibles.