Larry A. Murphy

November 6, 1950 ~ October 27, 2010

Larry Alvin Murphy, age 59, passed Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at a New Orleans hospital.

A resident of Lake Charles, he was formerly employed with Shetler's Paint and Body as a mechanic. Larry was an Army Veteran. A very outgoing guy, Larry always had lots of friends he loved to visit with. He also enjoyed the game of golf. He will be missed very much by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death was his father, A.W. Murphy, and his paternal grandparents, Allie and Nola Murphy.

Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Murphy of Lake Charles; a sister, Nancy McCann and husband, Rev. E.J. McCann of Kinder; a brother, Russell Murphy and wife, Jackie of Gillis; a son, Michael Murphy of California; two nephews, Corey McCann and wife, Suzanne of Lake Charles and Jason McCann and wife, Rachel of Houston, TX; and a host of good friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Rev. E.J. McCann will officiate. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Larry was cremated as per his wishes. But, through his death, he was able to give the one of the greatest gifts of all, the gift of sight through organ donation, which would have pleased Larry very much.

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  1. I meet lary at my good friend warren's house. He was a very friendly and entertaining person. May God Bless him.My deepest condolences, John K. Faulk

  2. I was shocked saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend. Larry was always there to help anyone that he could. He truly had a heart of gold. I have often thought of all the good times we had over the years and it always brought a smile to face. There will never be another Larry Murphy in this world. Rest in peace my dear friend and I offer my deepest condolences to all of his family.Gayle Moore

  3. It was the shocking news, that brought tears to my eyes. And you made me remember what it was like to cry. On that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go, so He took your life away. I love you dear uncle you meant the world to me.Kind, loving, generous,cheeky, playful, adventurous.Full of laughter, full of fun,could get a smile from anyone.UncleWhen God gave us giftshe tried to be fair,but when we got youwe got more than our share.

  4. Larry and I went to Junior High together in the 60's. LaGrange junior. He was a lot of fun. He worked for His dad at the AMMOCO station a lot too. I would go meet Him there and we would ride around in my car to Freds, BB's, Tom Mac's looking at all the girls. Larry was a good friend. I am sorry we grew a part over the years. My prayer is that God will bring peace, stength and comfrot To Larry's family. *{{{{

  5. Larry was a dear friend of mine. I will miss him terribly. My deepest sympathy to the family! May God Bless you All!

  6. To the family of Larry Murphy. I wish to extend my condolences for you loss. Larry was a friend of mine and it was always a pleasure to visit with him. He was one of a kind, thats for sure! May you cherish his memories in your hearts, I know I will.

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