In Memory

David Murphy

David C. Murphy

David Clarence Murphy, 36, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Sioux City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 8, 2006, at his residence from a heart attack.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Dr. Floyd E. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery.

David was born Feb. 13, 1970, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Bramlett and Jayne (Bates) Murphy. He moved with his family to Sioux City in July 1977. He attended Bryant Elementary School and North High School. He attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, graduating with a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. Subsequent to graduation, he pursued further studies including attending the University of Iowa College of Medicine. At the time of his death, he was working as a laboratory technologist at Herrington Hospital in Worcester.

David was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, tennis player and golfer. He enjoyed stimulating and thought provoking discussions, always willing to look at things in different ways.

He is survived by his daughter, Lauren Raquel Moore-Murphy of Iowa City, Iowa; his father and stepmother, Dr. Bramlett Murphy and Mrs. Faye (Wells) Murphy of Oxford, Miss..; a sister, Dr. Shannan Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepsisters, Andrea, Lindsey and Tracy Wells; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

David mourned the loss of his older brother, Derek, and his mother, who both preceded him in death in 1982.

Pallbearers will be Edward Van Bramer, David Lucke, William Blankenship, Joseph Hegenbart, Mark Carlson, George Madsen, Ellis C. Bates III and Scott Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Siouxland Camp Courage, 4300 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51104.

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05/27/08 02:41 AM #1    

Jordan Walton

I went to school with David way back at Bryant. He had a great laugh.

05/31/08 04:20 PM #2    

Tonya Reich (Christensen)

I had David in a few classes at North and I drove him crazy in PE - he said I was the ditziest girl he ever knew - but I told him " yah, David but ya love me still!" He would just laugh. He was soo sweet and always nice to everyone. I admired how smart he was and I was very sad to see he passed away. My prayers are with his family.
Tonya Christensen

06/10/13 09:20 AM #3    

James Gray

I remember staying up all night at Andy Song's place (he had the computer) getting our A.P.E. papers done with Andy and David. He was a great guy.

05/31/18 09:35 PM #4    

Dave Logue

David was a very funny and kind person, he was a great friend! Such al loss,we need more people like him!

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