September 12, 1931 ~ September 9, 2022

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana
Resided in: Vincennes, , Indiana

Isaac Murphy, 90, passed away at 7:45 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Meadowview Nursing Home in Salem, IN. Isaac was born on September 12, 1931 and was the son of Francis and Violet (Newman) Murphy. He married the love of his life Linda Louise (Hamm) Murphy on July 22nd, 1952. She preceded him death on October 16, 2019.

Isaac enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting Red Skelton paintings, traveling the world, and spending time with his family. As a veteran he took pride in contributing at the Indiana Military Museum and supported many efforts and projects, while volunteering his time giving tours.

He was also a proud veteran and honorably discharged from the United States Army where he was a Corporal and received a purple heart from being wounded in combat.

Survivors include his adoring daughter, Terri Lynn Louise Medock and husband Larry; brother, Louis Alvin Murphy; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Isaac in death is his wife, Linda Louise (Hamm) Murphy; sons, Michael Anthony Murphy and Randall Steven Murphy; daughter, Kathy Jenene (Murphy) Adams; parents, Francis and Violet (Newman) Murphy; brother, Henry Maurice Murphy; and sisters, Anna Jane (Murphy) Twitty, Violet Delia Murphy, Jewel Newman Murphy, Mildred Ruth Murphy, and Marie Francis (Murphy) Deppe.

Visitation will be held on September 14, 2022 at noon with service at 2:00 pm at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the service.


Visitation: September 14, 2022 12:00 pm - September 14, 2022 2:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Service: September 14, 2022 2:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

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    • I always thought of him as my “Popeye the Sailor” man. He was short, bald, muscular, tattooed and smoked a pipe!

  1. Ike was a wonderful friend and neighbor with a caring and kind heart! My husband Paul and I were pleased to welcome him and Linda and enjoyed sharing with them. He was a supporter of Vincennes University Community Series and the Red Skeleton Museum and gave of himself to our country. His presence will be missed

  2. Im so sorry to hear of Ike’s passing. I really really loved this man. I had known him from the Senior Center and our love of Red Skelton was vast. I will cherish the poster he gave me and the endless talks. Linda as well was a sweet sweet lady. I was so blessed to have known them both. Keeping all the family in my prayers.

  3. I remember when Kathy and Mike and Louis Jr. and I player in the in the basement. And the parents were daddy, Marline, Uncle Ike, Aunt Linda, up in the kitchen playing cards. And when uncle Ike worked so hard in the Foundry when we had the foundry and the store. And I remember daddy and uncle Ike going fishing.

  4. My father, my friend, my role model, my fishing and hunting buddy (mostly fishing), motorcycle riding, dinner theater companion, my “Popeye the Sailor Man”, loving Papaw to my children …
    He was MANY things to SO many people.
    Most of all, I loved his sense of humor (he used to give my friends a lot of grief & embarrass me to no end).. and devotion to family …

    I so clearly remember how frugal we lived for most of my childhood. He absolutely despised having to owe anyone… having loans/debt …
    Consequently, we did without until we could afford this or that. When we moved to Greene County from Vincennes, I was going into the 6th grade. At the time, I was the only child left at home, as Michael & Kathy were quite older than I, due to there being a 3rd child (between them & me) who had passed in a tragic accident.

    We lived in a damp, concrete basement for awhile with no real room division – (outside of a small restroom)…challenging for a young teenage girl! I remember when the back wall of said basement caved in! What a trying time …
    but my mother would follow him anywhere and endure whatever, to be by his side. And she did …

    They suffered many difficult and trying times. Loosing a toddler would be more than most couples could endure, but then they had 2 children who’d developed chronic Type 1 Diabetes at a very young age. This was in a time before we had blood glucose monitors or disposable syringes. Extremely challenging! (Can you imagine sterilizing needles to use over & over again and not being able to check blood sugar levels?)
    My mother had the greatest responsibility for their care.

    I have recollections of Michael just passing out on the floor, his blood sugar would be so low, no way to accurately monitor, and many scares and rushed trips to the ER. My mother did her very, very best to take the best of care of them, but the medical field was quite limited & lacking in the 60’s & 70’s for the care of diabetics.

    Many people aren’t aware of these times … they only see the established and financially secure Ike & Linda, when they returned to Vincennes in the late 1990’s / early 2000’s … however, they had their share of struggles & grief, like the rest of us.

    Yet they persevered. I have the greatest respect and admiration for their 67 years of love & devotion to one another. And trying to always be there for their children, nieces, nephews, sister, brothers, grandchildren, charities, etc… with giving hearts!

    They worked very hard to achieve that privilege …
    Thinking of the both of them with the highest regard & respect. I was so enormously blessed to be their “baby girl” and to witness, first hand, such fine examples to family, each other, and community.

    RIP Mom & Dad
    Love you forever,
    Terri Lynn

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