John is survived by his brother, Michael (Mary) Murphy of Lansing; nieces, Gina Murphy, Jacki Murphy; nephew Dan Murphy; numerous cousins; and his family at Webb Home in DeWitt. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6301 W. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, with Pastor Laura Gerstl officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at church. Inurnment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services or Webb Home, 303 W. Webb Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.