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John Richard Murphy, Sr.

October 28, 1953 — December 10, 2021

John Richard Murphy, Sr., 68, of Goose Creek, SC, devoted husband to Beatrice Ann Reinhart Murphy of over 47 years entered into eternal rest on December 10, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Born on October 28, 1953 in Huntington, NY, John was a son of the late John Murphy and Helen Anne Gallagher Murphy of Smithtown, NY

John served in the United States Army in the 3rd Armored Division during the Vietnam Era and achieved the rank of specialist. Following his honorable discharge from the US Army, he entered into the National Guard where he achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Continuing his role as public servant, John began his career with the Suffolk County Sherriff's Department, where he retired as a Sergeant in 2002 after 22 years of service.

Beside his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Colleen M. McGahan (Murphy) and her husband David W. McGahan, his son, Patrick M. Murphy and his wife Jessica R. Murphy (Thompkins), his son John R. Murphy II and his wife Jessica R. Murphy (Selby), and his 11 grandchildren: Sophia, Dylan, Emma, Collin, Makenna, Ryan, Isabelle, Dawson, CJ, Landon, and Scarlett.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Patrick M. Murphy.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 2-4pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 869 St. James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445.

A prayer service will follow at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory may be sent to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 869 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843)553-1511
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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, December 19, 2021

2:00 - 4:00pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation (Goose Creek)

869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

4:00 - 5:00pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation (Goose Creek)

869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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