Murphy celebrates 85th birthday
Mack Murphy Jr., of Maryville, celebrated his 85th birthday with family and friends on April 13. He was born April 13, 1928 in Blount County to the late Mack H. Murphy and Henrietta Wilcox Murphy. He is married to Mary L. (Ogle) Cummings Murphy. They have been married for almost 19 years. His first wife was Helen Burchfield Murphy, who died of cancer in 1993.
Mr. Murphy worked at ALCOA Inc. and is a member of the 25 Year Club. He also taught school in Loudon County at Glendale Elementary where he was principal, teacher and basketball coach. He served as pastor of Carson Island Baptist, Kinzel Springs Baptist, Maple Grove Baptist and Pilgrim Baptist churches. He has two children, Sheila Yoakum and husband Bill, and Kent Murphy and wife Tammy; three grandchildren, Maressa Yoakum, Aaron Yoakum and Connie Murphy. He loved his birthday celebration and can’t wait for the next one.