Edward A. Murphy, age 63, of Tinley Park, Illinois; was born on earth August 25, 1958 and born into eternity on October 17, 2021.
Dear son of the late Edward and Sue Murphy. He was brother to: Bambi (Bob), Sharane, Rhea,
Joe, Jon, the late Patrice, and Alane (Brian). He was a kind and gentle uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Ed was a cherished and loving husband to Darlene and a devoted papa to Kevin. He joined the Navy after high school but soon lost his way. After the Navy, he got into trouble
with the law and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. While there, he continued his schooling and earned his Associates Degree in Applied Science. But most importantly, God was stirring in his heart. During those dark days, Ed came to believe in the God of the Bible and accepted Jesus as his Savior. As a result of his changed life in Christ, he got out of prison in four years for good behavior.
Ed started to attend a Bible-believing church in Chicago where he first met Darlene. They dated and were married in 1992. After many years of struggling to have children, they were overjoyed when Kevin was born in July 2012.
Ed applied himself and was self-taught in many of the trades. He started working for Montgomery Ward and then Best Buy as an electronics technician. But it was his job at A&G Repair and Services that he found to be the most rewarding and where he had been working for the last 16 years.
Apart from work, Ed was faithful to the Lord in ministry. He excelled at many areas of service including: teaching Junior High students and later a course in Apologetics. Singing on the Worship Team and in the Choir as well as performing in multiple dramas. Preaching and personal evangelism. He also served as a deacon and elder. All which he greatly enjoyed. Aside from those ministries, he made it a point to greet newcomers with a firm handshake, warm smile and a genuine desire to get to know them.
Ed was forever grateful for God’s merciful intervention in his life and that always stayed with him when interacting with others. He was both gentle and bold for Jesus. An example for us all.
Visitation on Thursday, October 28, 2021 (3 – 7 p.m.). Memorial Service to immediately follow.
Will include Live Stream for Remote Viewing
New Hope Church
5100 W. 115th St.
Alsip, IL 60803
Burial on Friday, October 29, 2021 at:
Chapel Hill Gardens South
11333 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453