OBITUARY

Lawrence Joab Murphy

February 17, 1933March 5, 2018
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Lawrence Joab Murphy, known to friends and family as Larry or Murph, ended his journey on this earth surrounded by loving family on March 5, 2018.

Larry was born the youngest of three sons to Edgar and Mary (née Lowdenslager) Murphy on February 17, 1933, in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. He was involved in youth group as a teen and met his first wife, Peggy Lorraine (née Whisman) Murphy at a Methodist youth camp. They were married in 1953 and had a loving marriage for 52 years until her death in 2005. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Commerce and was employed by W.R. Grace for many years.

Larry was blessed by a large and loving family. He and Peggy raised their five children in a loving Christian home. After the death of Peggy, he met Sadie Marie Murphy at church, and they were married September 2, 2012.

Larry was known by all as a kind, gentle and loving man. He made it his mission in life to spread the love of Jesus to every person he met, friend and stranger alike. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is now at peace with Jesus.

Larry is survived by his wife Sadie, his son Randy Murphy, his daughters Colleen Lindsay, Shari Wing, Barbara Dennis, Sue Umezaki, and their spouses; his fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Lee Road United Methodist Church in Taylors, SC on Friday March 9, 2018, visitation begins at 2:00 p.m., and the funeral service begins at 3:00 p.m.

The family requests that any gifts or donations in honor of Larry be given to The American Heart Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, or Lee Road United Methodist Church.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Lee Road United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
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Lawrence Joab Murphy

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Mike Murphy

March 8, 2018

Larry's love of Jesus has made us aware of our many blessings. The pictures reflect his happiness and love that he shared. Until we meet again. Patsy and Mike

Timothy Murphy

March 7, 2018

I just wanted to share my prayers for Uncle Larry and family, that he is now in a better place and free of suffering.
Uncle Larry was so nice, gentle and loving to us all. His faith was always first and I know he is happy to be in
Heaven now. Thank you for sharing a lifetime of pictures with us all! We will cherish these memories.

Tim Murphy

Kelly Greene

March 7, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have fond memories of Uncle Larry. We'll miss his warm smile and gentle ways. He was blessed with a beautiful, loving family that brought him so much happiness. The faith that he passed on to his children and grandchildren will bring peace to all.
God Bless,
Kelly, Jim, Ryan, Bradley, Casey, and Megan Greene


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