Clarence Paul Murphy Jr. Born on April 18, 1927 to Clarence P. Murphy, Sr. and Mittie Brasswell in Green County, North Carolina. He served 21 years in the United States Air Force and served many years as the head deacon at New Life Church of God in Christ. He leaves his loving wife Mabel Murphy of 60 years, 5 children; Myrna Murphy-Ervan (Willie) of Lancaster, Doretta Murphy of Los Angeles, Dwayne Murphy (Brenda) or Chandler, AZ, Roderick Murphy of Leveen, AZ and Tyrone Murphy (LaRay) of Lancaster. 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, one sister; Addie Murphy of North Carolina. Services will be held 11:00AM, Friday, March 2, 2012 at Total Deliverance Church, 45124 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

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  1. Dearest Murphy Family, I am writing you from san diego, as my Mom just called me this morning with the news of the sad passing of Mr. Murphy. What a wonderful man!I just wanted to offer my condolences from my family to yours. You are in our prayers. Doretta you have my email. Love you guys and please take care….

  2. To: Dwayne and Rod From: Your 8th Grade Science Teacher I send my sincere condolences to you and your family for the death of your Father. He was a wonderful man and I’m sure you have great memories to cherish. Irv Wheeler

  3. Mrs. Murphy, Thank you for sharing, and being a sign of enduring love. You were a beautiful example of enduring love for all of us to see. What a legacy you have left! To all of the family you are in our prayers. May God’s peace and comfort surround and fill you in your time of bereavement. Love in Christ, The Bell Family

  4. To Mabel & family, Condolences to family & friends. Take comfort in knowing that Clarence has special mightness, because Psalms 90:10 says “The days of our years are seventy and because special mightiness they are eighty.” With our deepest sympathy we would like to express to the family our feelings on your loss. May your memory of family devotion remain as a legacy. Also, our nation has lost one more hero of our greatest generation & may God keep you and keep you safe. With Sympathy, Mercedes & Bill Taylor

  5. dear murphy family. my name is cody handley and i knew clarence murphy since the day i was born. he was the best man i have ever known. everytime i got a chance when i was living in lancaster back from 1995-2007 i would go see mr. murphy and spend time with him and the family. you guys have changed my life and mr. murphy was always there when my brother daniel and i needed him the most. thank you for listening and god rest his soul. in the name of jesus christ. Amen.

  6. Mr. Murphy was mor then just a neighbor of mine, he was a good friend and a person who inspires me today. I will miss him. R.I.P Mr. Murphy

  7. Aunt Mable and the Murphy Clan, May the warmth of “UncleDaddy Clarence’s” smile and presence as a husband and father forever be with you. He was a jewel and so much more. I pray for peace within your hearts and strenght to move forward, knowing that he is resting with the Lord. I take comfort in just having the opportunity to have known him. May God be with you today and always, Na’Stelle

  8. TO OUR FAMILY’ Aunt Mable and the Family; We were deeply sadden to hear of our Uncle Clarence’s demise. Our uncle meant a lot to us. Our mother, ‘Laura Mae’ , often spoke of the goodness in Uncle Clarence’s heart; his level of compassion and what it meant to them; and what an inspiration he was to his family while growing up. We will forever cherish the memories of our uncle -the few times that we were able to see him. What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word – one more touch. We may not understand why he left before we were able and ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that he died, but that he lived. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. We pray that God will keep you and give you comfort and a peace of mind during this difficult time. Remember, that we love and care about all of you. MAY GOD BLESS YOU! From the Family of the late, ‘Laura Mae’ Murphy Baker & John H Baker: Brenda B Willis (Herbert); Carl H Baker (Cora); James ‘Reggie’ Baker (Shirley); JoAnn B McClain (Melvin); Jean B Tatum (James); and Rev Peter L Baker (Sonja).

  9. Mr. Murphy was more than just a neighbor, but was just as much a part of my family as my own grandparents. It’s hard to believe he’s no longer with us, but his memory will always remain. A man to be respected and admired, but loved even more so. He will be missed, but he’ll remain in my heart.

  10. In the relatively short time that I knew Uncle Clarence, I knew he was a special kind of man. The kind of man that is rare to find in this day and age. The love he showed for his wife, his family and his extended family was evident. I will miss him very much. My love and condolences to all his family.

  11. Dear Mabel and the Murphy Family, The Carlson’s are sending our condolences to each of you during this time of your loss. We had lost contact with you these past years but Clarence Murphy and his beautiful family has always been on our hearts. We can rejoice with our thoughts of living next door to you and remembering what a great man God placed in our neighborhood and lives, and his attributes of faith, love, and care for his fellow man. The memory of Clarence will always be walking beside us forever, and we thank God for that.

  12. Murphy family, Mr. Murphy was such a joy to see on Fridays at EAFB commissary..I am sorry to hear about his passing..My thoughts and prayers go out to you all..He will truely be missed! God Bless, Lisa M. Bellay(meat dept)

  13. I want to express my sincere sympathy for Sister Murphy and the entire family. I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for Mr. & Mrs. Murphy. I had the pleasure of watching their son Dwayne play a baseball game with them both.

    They made me fill like their own as always. My prayers will always be Sister Murphy and her family.

    Sincerely, Charles Thompson Junior

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