Miles Murphy IV
Heaven gained its newest, bright young angel very unexpectedly on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Miles Joseph Murphy IV, age 22, radiated happiness & love wherever he went & he touched the lives of countless people in his short time on this earth.
Miles is survived by his father & mother Miles III & Cynthia Murphy, his older sisters Lauren & Molly, his younger brother Eric, paternal grandparents Dr. Miles & Judith Murphy, & maternal grandparents Robert & Rita Manor, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends.
Miles graduated from Catholic Central High School, & just graduated from the Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business with honors. From his first day, his adventurous soul was ready to conquer the world. Miles was a strong Catholic. Miles was intellectual and inquisitive. He was avid reader & read his way through every library he came across. Miles loved his country & learning its history and the history of the world. He loved a nice cold glass of sweet southern iced tea, cooking a gourmet meal (no recipe required!) and sitting down with his family for a Saturday evening dinner. Our sweet Miles was deeply devoted to his family & friends whom he loved very much. Miles was a gracious gentleman to everyone he met.
Miles was planning an employment move to California, but was currently a valued employee at Country Fresh – Dean Foods. Miles loved volunteering, especially at places like the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, the Knights of Columbus, and ushering at church.
Miles was preceded in death by his dear cousin Adam Murphy, his great uncle Msgr. Francis Murphy, & his great uncle & aunt Patrick Murphy & Jackie Murphy.
Family will greet friends and relatives on Wednesday, September 25 from 2-4 PM at 6-8 PM, with a Rosary at 7:30 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, September 26 at 11 AM, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Rev. Troy Nevins presiding, visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.