November 21, 1976 ~ November 24, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Kenneth “Brian” Murphy, 44, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 suddenly from a heart attack. He was born in Owensboro on November 21, 1976 to Sheila A. Cain Murphy and the late Kenneth Alan Murphy. Brian was employed at Sun Window’s Incorporated. He was a member of Matthew’s Table and Friends of Sinners. Brian enjoyed Harley Davidson, U of L Basketball, Philadelphia Eagles Football, and NASCAR.

Along with his father, Brian is preceded in death by his grandparents, special mamaw that he loved dearly, Mamaw Cain.

Along with his mother, Brian is survived by his sons, Daelin and Adian; his special friend, Avery; his six best friends of over 30 years, Josh, Jimmy, Phillip, Heath, Tony, and Roger; his mother’s fiancée, Buck; and many loving aunts and uncles.

“You can’t go back and make a new beginning, but you can start today and make a brand-new ending!”

Due to state mandated restrictions, no services will take place.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Matthew’s Table; 119 West 24th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or Friends of Sinners; 320 Clay Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Murphy. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Kenneth “Brian” Murphy and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Dearest Sheila, My heart is breaking for you. Brian was such a good soul. I wish I could say something profound but nothing seems to help in times like these. The Lord has him now. Let the Lord carry you through these trying times.

  2. I promise to never fail as a mother, and to always remind Adian how much you love him!! I love you forever babe! Wait for me!

  3. I am honored to have known Brian for many years and blessed to have had him for a friend. Over the past several months I witnessed his incredible transformation, and I was very proud of him. I find comfort knowing he is walking with the Lord now. Rest in God’s arms now Brian! Many prayers for all of his family and friends, especially his Mother.

  4. Murphy from the day i met you all u did was smile and laugh and crack every one around all the way up. Fly high big homie u wont be forgotten

  5. I will never forget when u always told me id b ok.u always said that.ill miss u man.n i luv ya.till we meet again

  6. Sheila,

    My love and sympathy , I know you were very proud of Brian and loved him with everything you have. I’m sorry we are not able to gather during this time but assure you that you are wrapped in prayer. My Mom sends her love, prayers, and condolences as well.

  7. You was a very happy and fun loving man and had a heart like Jesus I was blessed to know you fly high and you won’t be forgotten

  8. Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about your son’s untimely death. Please know that your classmates from DCHS are praying for you at this time. We know it will be an unbearable holiday season, but hopefully with the Lord’s help you will get thru it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. We are here if you need anything,we will keep you in our prayers ! We love you,Stephen & Mary Anne

  10. I’m so sad and by this you are such a great guy and brighter smiles everyone’s faces so proud of the man you became. A true servant for the lord. We will miss you

  11. Brian made a very lasting impression on mine and my sons lives. He was a good man. He will not be forgotten. We loved to see his smile. His passion for the Lord.

  12. Sheila,
    I am friend of your sister Denise. I am a mom who knows the loss of a son. I lost my beautiful son in July of this year. You have a very handsome son and I am sure he is as beautiful inside as he is out! I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray hard that God consoles you in many ways during this difficult time. PRAYERS

  13. Sheila my friend your in my thoughts and prayers .I didn’t know Brian ,but your a wonderful woman and you were a great neighbor love you ❤ call if you need me

  14. So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    May the Lord bless you and help you through this.

  15. Sheila, I’m so sorry for your loss, there’s not much I can say for now that will make it better, just know that you have a lot of family and friends that love you and will gladly do anything to help, you’ll get through it. you know you will, stay strong! Love you..

  16. Sheila,
    I am so sorry to hear about Brian. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love from an old friend,

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