Originally published Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 03:54p.m.

Michael Patrick Murphy, 69, of Kingman, passed away Dec. 7, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 2, 1949 to George and Evelyn Murphy of Akron, Ohio.

Michael joined the Navy after high school where he served at sea aboard the USS Forrestal and also attended both Fire Control Maintenance School and Electronic Technician Phase I and II school. After leaving the Navy, Michael was employed by the Civil Service working for the Naval Surface Warfare Systems in Port Hueneme, California until his retirement after 27 years.

He was a loyal member of VFW Post 3516 and spent many happy hours enjoying the activities and comradery of his fellow military friends.

Michael is survived by his wife of 22 years; Sheila Murphy, sons; Brian and Scott, stepchildren; David, Tony and Tara, sister; Marguerite and nine grandchildren.

He was loved dearly by those who knew him and will forever be truly missed. At his request there will be no services.