Former Idabel state representative passes away

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK -- A former longtime Oklahoma state representative has died.

State House officials say Mike Murphy of Idabel died early this morning following an illness.

Murphy, a democrat, served in the Oklahoma House of representatives from 1968 to 1990 and was the speaker pro tem between 1979 and 1984.

A funeral service is planned Saturday at 2 p.m. in Idabel at the ByPass Church of Christ.

He was 81 years old.

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