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Murphy Luke Riley

April 17, 1963 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 57)


Murphy Luke Comanche went to be with Lord unexpectedly, on December 17, 2020 in Whiteriver, AZ. Murphy was born on April 17, 1963 to Mary and Starret Riley Sr.

Murphy grew up in East Fork in Whiteriver, AZ. He was married to Cheryl Comanche. Murphy had 3 children from previous marriage who he truly adored. He loved his grandkids. Murphy was well known by many for his strong work ethics and being a very nice co-worker with Earl’s Logging, where he worked for many years. .

To the community and friends he had a great sense of humor and always smiled. Murphy had a big heart, always willing to help those in need. To his children he was a bear hugger, a man with strength, who never showed weakness. He will forever be missed.

He is survived by his children, Sherilynn (Riley) Lorenzo of Bylas, Mario Luke Riley of Whiteriver and 3 grandson & 4 gran-daughters; siblings, Evangeline Gatewood, Rocky Riley, Butch Riley, Mathilda Riley, Estralita Riley and Timmy Riley.

Murphy was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Comanche; son, Marshall L. Riley; parents, Starrett & Mary Riley Sr; sister, Isabella Riley; brother, Starrett Riley Sr;

There will be a viewing on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 10:00 am at Silver Creek Mortuary, Pinetop, AZ. Burial will be on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm at East Fork Mission View , Whiteriver, AZ. 

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