A FACTORY worker whose body was discovered after a near year-long disappearance will bid a final farewell today (Friday).
Hundreds of mourners are expected to turn out for the funeral of Michael Murphy, of Connah’s Quay.
The 32-year-old was last seen leaving the Convatec factory on Deeside Industrial Park a year ago today.
He had clocked on for his early morning shift and made a cup of tea before leaving work unannounced.
His body was discovered on the coastline at West Kirby, Wirral, on December 4.
Tributes continue to be posted on the Facebook page, Gone But Not Forgotten Michael Murphy.
Natasha Powell wrote: “In peace you sleep Michael. Shine as bright as you possibly can.”
And Steve McGowan wrote: “All the best Murphy mate. You were truly loved and will never be forgotten.”
Friends and family are invited to wear football shirts to his funeral at Pentrebychan Crematorium in Wrexham at midday.
There will be a gathering afterwards at The Centenary Club in Wrexham.
Donations will be given to the search teams who scoured the River Dee and its bank for clues, including North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Mr Murphy is survived by mother Ann Murphy, 57, brother Jac, 23, sister Joanna, 22, and stepfather Julian Shirley, 60.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned to a date to be fixed.