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Wesley Carlisle Murphy, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1930
Orangeburg
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 2013
Elloree
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA

Wesley Carlisle Murphy, Sr.
(October 6, 1930 - July 5, 2013)

Wesley Carlisle Murphy, Sr., 82, of Elloree, passed away at his home on Friday, July 5, 2013, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at Cameron Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Williams officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6 pm until 8 pm. Friends may also call at the home of Dee Anne Miller, 165 Mt. Hope Drive, Orangeburg SC 29118.

Wesley was born the son of the late Fred Lee and Julia Carn Murphy of Orangeburg on October 6, 1930. He graduated from Orangeburg High School and then joined the Navy. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Devastator, as well as several other ships. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended the University of South Carolina and became a lifelong Gamecock football fan. Wesley was a member of Cameron Baptist Church where he served for many years as a deacon and was a faithful supporter of the church. He was the owner and operator of several businesses in both Orangeburg and Folly Beach, South Carolina, including Murphy's Superette in Orangeburg, along with Turtle Corner, Sea Turtle Variety and Tide Winds in Folly Beach, where he enjoyed meeting and talking with the people entering his store as much as he did selling them something to remember their trip to the beach by. Wesley loved laughing and joking with friends and family and working in his garden, where he waged an ongoing war with the local squirrels. He spent hours watching the birds and other wildlife from his recliner in the room overlooking the pond with his wife, Frances Fogle Murphy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Wesley (Robin) Murphy, Jr. of Sumter, Troy (Cindi) Murphy of Taylors and Mark (Stephanie) Murphy of Cameron; daughters, Dee Anne (Rob) Miller of Orangeburg and Melody (Chris) Summers of Elloree; step-children, Larry Murphy of Orangeburg, Jackie Murphy of Wilson, North Carolina and Dianne (Allen) Reynolds of Folly Beach; brothers, Heyward Murphy (Katherine) of Columbia and Jack Murphy of Orangeburg; grandchildren, Rachel Murphy, Wesley Murphy III, Charlie Murphy, Jackson, Logan & Harrison "Mutt" Miller, Wesley Troy Murphy, Christopher Summers and Corey and Abbie Reynolds. He predeceased by a great-grandson, Aiden Wesley Vanderhoof.

Wesley was helped in his journey over the last few months by a special angel straight from Heaven, Dianne Franklin, for whom his family will be forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cameron Baptist Church Children's playground fund, P.O. Box 395, Cameron, SC 29030.

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 Parents:
  Fred Lee Murphy (1892 - 1954)
  Julia Carn Murphy (1899 - 1947)
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy Murphy Bolen (1917 - 1996)*
  Raymond L. Murphy (1921 - 2012)*
  Erma Ruth Murphy Bonzo (1923 - 2010)*
  Wesley Carlisle Murphy (1930 - 2013)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Orangeburg
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Susan Williams
Record added: Jul 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113414330
Wesley Carlisle Murphy, Sr
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