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6934 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
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Toga Rutledge "Pat"
Murphy

March 25, 1927 – October 18, 2018

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Obituary for Toga Rutledge "Pat" Murphy

March 25th, 1927 to October 18th, 2018

Toga is an American hero!

Toga was born in Ada, OK and grew up there and in Clinton, OK. Toga joined the US Navy on his 17th birthday and served in the Pacific in WWII. He was an assistant coxswain landing marines on the beaches of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His ship, the USS Cecil was in Tokyo Bay when the enemy surrendered to the USA.

After his honorable discharge from the US Navy Toga returned to Oklahoma. He worked for the Power & Light Company and Stephens Ice Cream in western Oklahoma He went to work at Tinker Air Force Base in the early 1950’s before retiring after 33 years of Civil Service. He moved to Muskogee, OK in the 1990’s where he enjoyed many years of square dancing and traveling with the love of his life, Mary. He moved back to OKC in 2013 and made many more new friends.

Toga was preceded in death by his parents, Toga & Emma Jean Murphy, sister Rena Brown, and brother in law Charles Brown. He is survived by his son Mike Murphy and wife Debbie of OKC, son Tim Murphy and wife Lou of Amarillo, TX son Craig Murphy of Cleveland, OK, grandchildren Michael Todd Murphy, Nick Harroz, Stephen Murphy, Melissa Johnson & Anthony Murphy, niece Kim Green & family, and nephew Jon Brown & family. He served his country in war and peace time, he served his family always!

We all love you and miss you! You are truly a Great American to all of us and we are so happy you are with your Savior now!

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First Visitation

When Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary North
Address
13125 N. MacArthur
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
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Service Information

When
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 1:30pm
Officiating
Dr. Tom Lyda
Location
Vondel L. Smith Mortuary - North Colonial Chapel
Address
13125 N. MacArthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Interment Information

When
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 3:00pm
Location
Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha
Address
Address Not Available
Chickasha, OK

Affiliations


  • US Navy

  • World War 2 Victory Medal