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George Gentry Murphy Jr., aged 75, of Huntersville, NC passed away on March 16, 2020.
George Gentry Murphy Jr. was born in Virginia Beach, VA on April 26, 1944 to the late George Gentry Murphy Sr. and Mildred Pallett. George Sr. was killed in Brest, France on September 1, 1944 during World War II after having survived the assault at Omaha Beach.
He is survived with courage and passion by his wife, partner, loving companion, and caretaker of 49 years, Therese St. George Murphy who cared for him until his last, peaceful morning.
In addition to Therese, George is survived by his daughter, Rachael Murphy of Raleigh, NC; his son, Sean and wife Shelby Murphy of Charlotte, NC; his son, Brendon Murphy and partner Joanie Campbell and their daughter Mila Murphy of Huntersville, NC; his daughter, Meagan Murphy of Huntersville, NC; Frédéric Gilbert of Paris, France and his sister Elaine Etheridge of Virgina Beach, VA.
George Gentry grew up in Creeds, Virginia of modest means joining the US Navy in 1962 and graduated from the US Naval Submarine School in New London, Connecticut on July 17, 1963. George was honorably discharged from his service on October 10, 1968 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
George worked hard, helped others, and always put his family before himself.
George was loved as a husband and a father. We knew him as Dad.
He is remembered to his best friends as Murf, and sometimes George.
Though we will miss him we will carry on with his memory as our guide.
Dad taught us:
To be fair and honest
To work hard
To enrich ourselves with love, respect, and devotion from others
To treat all people with respect
To have discipline in our pursuits
To live with integrity
To have compassion for all
To have grit and determination in the face of challenge
To charm people with wit and humor
To have passion for life and love without reservation
Please, raise your glass to Dad, Murf, and George! He stands taller than any other and we miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation.
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