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Teddy Kent Murphy, 71, Liberty, KY (1949-2021)

Dr. Teddy Kent Murphy of Liberty passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at his home in Liberty, surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Derick Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from NoonET until 2pmET on Tuesday at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

Teddy Kent Murphy, local Doctor of Chiropractic for 46 years, was born March 17, 1949, St. Patrick's Day, he jokingly clamed to be an Irish Prince. Ted had a great sense of humor and loved swapping stories. He was a sports car enthusiast and an avid tennis player. Teddy was a member of the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

He was the eldest son of the late Claud W. Murphy and Syrilla F. Emerson Murphy Taylor. His stepmother, Avenell Lumpkins Murphy of LaGrange, KY survives.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 51 years, Jefferi Lynn Wilson Murphy; son, Benjamin Kent (and Tracy) Murphy; daughter, Lori Beth (and Shawn) Pierce; three grandchildren, Natalie and Landon Pierce and Jadelyn Murphy; brother, Jimmy Trent (and Joy Lynne) Murphy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don (and Pat) Wilson, John (and Pat R.) Wilson, Sharon (and Rick) Collier, Brenda (and Jerry) Helm, Patsy Lumpkins, Dylan and Mark Taylor, and Carolyn Murphy; and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rev. Dr. Joey B. Murphy; and stepbrother-in-law, Ron Lumpkins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, 13102 Eastpoint Park Blvd #101, Louisville, KY 40223.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook and video tribute are available at

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Teddy Kent Murphy, 71, Liberty, KY (1949-2021)

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