<strong>White Sulphur Springs\u00a0<\/strong>- Michael Lake Murphy, Jr., 90, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nBorn Aug. 3, 1928, at White Sulphur Springs, he was a son of the late Michael Lake and Helen McCallister Murphy, Sr.\r\n\r\nHe was a retired from Verizon with over 30 years of service, proudly served his country as a WWII Army Veteran, and was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He loved his country, saluting the flag at all parades and was truly patriotic. Mike was a talented musician, owner and operator of the Clover Club for 28 years and often refereed football and basketball games for 28 years.\r\n\r\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose June McElwee and Diane Sizemore; and two brothers, John and Pat Murphy.\r\n\r\nThose left to cherish his memory are his wife, Phyllis Jean Groves Murphy; his children, Valerie June Murphy, Teresa Lynn Martin and Michael Lake Murphy, III and wife Sandy Wickline Murphy all of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Brenda Murphy Hedrick of Richmond, VA; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.\r\n\r\nFuneral services were held Monday, Sept. 10, at Wild Meadow Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs, where Rev. Roger McDaniel officiated. Interment with military honors followed in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nThe family received friends at the church Monday before the funeral service.\r\n\r\nWallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.\r\n\r\nPlease send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.