Jerry Lee Murphy

  • Born: May 24, 1938
  • Died: June 21, 2019
  • Location: Bay Village, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jerry was born on May 24, 1938 and passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Jerry was a resident of Bay Village, Ohio at the time of passing.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University and Yale Divinity School, Jerry served in many Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ pulpits throughout Ohio.

Memorial Service Monday July 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd. Private interment Lakewood Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve or Alzheimer's Association.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Pastor Jerry served as my pastor for one year. He will be missed

Posted by Tim Johnson - Madison, OH   July 08, 2019

Jerry was a very creative as well as effective preacher. Adults as well as youngsters enjoyed and were enlightened by his "children's moments" Also, once a month, he agreed to participate in "Stump the Pastor" where he was given an object of some kind in a bag and was to immediately create a sermon using that object as the topic.

Many of his sermons centered on peace. One Sunday he folded an origami crane as he preached on the topic of shalom.

The Ohio region was gifted with Jerry's leadership in Christian Education, one of the many areas in which he ministered to and with the wider church.

Posted by Carol Q Cosby - Indianapolis, IN   July 03, 2019


I will be out of Ohio on
July 8 and unable to attend
the funeral. Prayers being
offered to all in the family of the late
Rev. Jerry Lee Murphy,

Posted by Rev. Priscilla Jackson - Wooster 44691, OH   July 01, 2019

My family (including Grandparents) were members of the Lakewood Christian Church throughout the 1950's to the 1980's. My mother, Marilyn Neal was the church organist and my father was an Elder. Jerry played an important part of my life and the lives of many of the youth during the mid-1960's.

When my mother passed in 2007, I called Jerry to ask him to be a part of her memorial service at L.C.C. He agreed, and spoke many kind words about mom and recalled many moments that meant the most to him about the music she selected, played and how it may have inspired one of his daughters to also play organ and piano. On behalf of my entire family--Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Posted by Martin Neal - Lakewood, OH   June 30, 2019