Charles Murphy, a 51 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Born in Kentucky, Charles was 85 when he died.
He had served in the Air Force and was a machinist. He was a loving husband and father. Charles was a great sportsman who liked to go on camping trips with his family.
Charles is survived by his wife, Maria; ten children; 24 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dixie Ann and Elijah Murphy; and his eight brothers and sisters.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Friday December 28, 2012 from 4 to 8pm. The Graveside Service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach on Saturday December 29 at 1pm. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.
A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
We have to mourn the loss of one
We did our best to save.
Beloved on earth, regretted still,
Remembered in the grave.
'Twas hard to part with one so dear,
We little thought the time was near
Farewell, dear one, your life is past,
Our love for you till the end will last.