Solon Rudolph Murphy, 87, passed away March 11, 2017. Solon was born in Norfolk to the late Solon T. and Mary Ansell Murphy. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Gene Murphy; and nephew, Doug Leary, Jr. Rudolph was a long time member of Rosemont Christian Church, he retired as the owner and operator of Murphy's Grocery in Portlock.
Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Rochelle Leary Gardner; brother, Robert "Bert" Murphy; and many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12 noon at Riverside Memorial Park, 1000 Indian River Road, Norfolk. Please visit his book of memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence to the family.