Ray Murphy Jr.
Ray Earlywine Murphy Jr., M.D. age 91 passed away May 3, 2018, in Vero Beach, Florida, having been a resident since 2000. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 24, 1927, the son of the late Ray Earlywine Murphy Sr and Ruby Huffman Murphy. He was a decedent of the American Revolutionary War patriot Reuben Silvers and became a Son of the American Revolution.
After graduating from High School and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, he attended medical school at the University of Louisville Medical School receiving his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1952. Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital Lexington, Ky. 1952-1953. His surgical Residency and Fellowship was at Emory University Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was a World War II Pharmacist Mat 3/c in the United States Navy 1945-1946, and commissioned as a Medical Officer, the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1952. Dr. Murphy was transferred August 1, 1952, to the United States Air Force by the Surgeon General, with the rank of Captain. He was discharged from the USAF Reserve in August 1965.
A milestone in Dr. Murphy’s life was his marriage to Ann Payne Murphy at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 1954. Survived by his spouse Ann.
Dr. Murphy and his wife Ann moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1958 where he practiced as a General and Vascular Surgeon in Broward County, retiring in July 1986. He was affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Beach Hospital, Broward General Medical Center, and Imperial Point Medical Center all in Ft. Lauderdale and North Broward Medical Center in Pompano Beach. He was one of the original founders of North Broward Medical Center and served as Chief of Surgeon and Staff. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association where he is a life member and served as Vice President, He was a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, Life member of American Medical Society of Vienna, and retired member of the Indian River County Medical Society, Vero Beach.
While living in Highland Beach, Florida, Dr. Murphy was appointed to and elected to the Charter Review Board of the Town of Highland Beach in 1992-93. He was a surgeon for the Police Department of Highland Beach. Through the years he was a member of several civic and fraternal organizations Kiwanis, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Mahi Shrine, and member of BPOE.
Dr. Murphy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach, Florida.A memorial service will follow at a later date at Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment will be at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in the memory of Dr. Murphy.Condolences may be shared at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.