Longtime Martin businessman and community leader David Murphy is fighting.
Murphy, the owner of Murphy Funeral Home in Martin, broke his hip last year and went to a healthcare facility in Middle Tennessee, where he’s remained, and due to COVID-19, hasn’t had any visitors with the exception of family.
Murphy tells Thunderbolt Radio News that he’s fighting for strength and fighting for his health, but mostly, he’s fighting to come home to Martin.
Murphy also underwent an amputation on one of his legs while he was in the hospital.
Murphy says some days are harder than others, but that phone calls from his friends give him the motivation to keep going and to keep fighting to come home.
(photo: Thunderbolt President and General Manager Paul Tinkle (left) talks with David Murphy (right) at the Soybean Festival Mayor’s Luncheon from a few years ago)