Services Thursday for Chattanooga Lawyer

Raymond R. Murphy Jr., 76, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., died yesterday (Dec. 30) after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Murphy returned to the southeast to work for Spears, Moore, Rebman (now Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams). He then joined Miller & Martin in 1963, where he became a senior partner focused on civil litigation and dispute resolution. His service to the bar included a term as member and president of the Chattanooga Bar Association Board of Governors; sitting on the board of Chattanooga Area Law Enforcement Commission; and being named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. A private burial will follow at Forrest Hills Cemetery. The family reports that memorial contributions may be made to Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Teen Challenge of the Mid South or Hospice of Chattanooga. Read a full obituary at Chattanoogan.com