Vernon L. “Hop” Murphy 68 of Waynesville, IL  passed away 9:06 PM June 3, 2020 at his family residence, Waynesville, IL.


Services will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.


Memorials may be directed to Waynesville Fire Dept. or the Wapella Fire Dept.


Hop was born September 30, 1951 in Lincoln, IL the son of Elwin Patrick and Lura Elizabeth (Crum) Murphy. He married Kathy Welch May 5, 1973 in Wapella, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Kathy Murphy, Waynesville, IL, sons, Patrick (Angie) Murphy, Heyworth, IL, and Andy (Holly) Murphy, Waynesville, IL, daughter, Kim (Matt) Morlock, Waynesville, IL, grandchildren, Kyle; Kali; Ian; Ellie; Audrey; Izzy Murphy, Khloe; Kael Morlock, brothers, Melvin “Mick” (Ginny) Murphy, Clinton, IL; Marvin (Karen) Murphy, Clinton, IL. Along with his dog and constant companion, Lily.


Vernon was preceded in death by his parents.


Hop served in the US Army for 2 years after being drafted in 1971. He farmed most of his life until 2001, then he retired after 12 years in 2018 from Maschhoffs.


Hop enjoyed his grandchildren’s many events, such as dance, softball, baseball, wrestling, football, and watching sheep shows at the fairs. He never knew a stranger.


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