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Carolyn Neloms

I had the privilege working with Larry over the past almost 7 years as his Volunteer Coordinator with Community Hospice & Palliative Care. What an honor it has been. Larry was ALWAYS willing to help any Hospice patients with visits whether on the Island or off the island in Nassau County. I don't think he ever said no to any need for a patient. He had definitely had a servants heart, one of true compassion, empathy and giving. He loved to talk about his sailboat and I could tell that brought him much joy as well. I was honored to have known Larry and will miss him dearly. Rest easy faithful one. Job well done!!

Mary faye sinclair

Thinking of all Larry’s family at this time! Mary Faye Sinclair, cousin

Jack and Jean Corey

Jack and I have wonderful memories of our sailing adventures, starting in the Turks and Caicos and continuing down the island chain through Trinidad and Venezuela. Larry was willing to help with any project, including building a new fuel tank in Salinas, PR, and was the best of friends for the all anchorages. With Eileen’s support, he was able to fulfill many dreams.

Bill Gannon

Larry I have known you for 54 years you are my father's best friend and and and a man that that I always knew would be there for me. You are missed and and are will now and forever be a part of my family. Rest in peace and I hope you find happiness.

Mike Harrison

I knew Larry, the sailor, first. He gave us a wonderful week's tour of the Virgin Islands on Wayward Wind (Freedom). Later, I sailed with him around Cumberland Sound in the final Wayward Wind. He was forgiving of my shortcomings as crew, and he always kept his head when things seemed to be going wrong. He bore his illness stoicly, and I never hard him complaiin about it. A good man - I'll miss him.


One of the best men that I have ever been around in my life. He gave me an to work for him over 40 years ago that changed my life for ever in a better way. Just a great guy. Maybe gone but in my heart not forgotten.

Kathy Garland

The world could use more men like Larry. He was kind and very generous with his time and expertise. He had a kind and sweet soul. Anyone who knew him will miss him. Hard to say farewell to someone like Larry. He was a fighter and wanted to live as long as possible and no one could’ve put up such a fight as did Larry. We can only hope to encounter his sweet soul once again.

Jerry Fisher

Sorry to see you go Larry. You will be missed by all who knew you.

Darlene Hatfield

I had the pleasure of working with Larry (as we knew him) for many years at Perry Machinery before Larry retired. He was a wonderful man. My deepest condolences to his family. Heaven has an outstanding angel.

Rose (Murphy) Blash

Larry was a kind and gentle soul. We had the best times travelling, skiing and sailing. He taught me so many things in life that I have never forgotten. His love for his family was remarkable. Sincere and deep condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace, Larry.

Michelle Martin

Larry was a volunteer at The Warner Center, Community Hospice for many years. He was selfless in giving of his time, even while in the end stages of his disease. What a true honor it was to know this man and see what true giving from the heart is. Rest easy my friend.

Jane Holzkamp

Thinking of you dear one! So many memor

Betsy irizarry

Dear Family, God has embraced Larry with his arm and he is surrounded by angels. Treasure the great memories you shared with him. My condolences and prayers are with you.

Samuel "Larry" Murphy


Samuel “Larry” Murphy, age 83 of Amelia Island, went to Heaven on June 1, 2022, following a long battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic syndrome). He was proceeded in death by his identical twin brother, Harry Murphy, and is survived by his wife, Eileen Murphy, sister Peggy Lanclos (Jim), brother Pete Murphy (Clara), son, Blaine Murphy (Joe Farina), sister-in-law, Martha, niece, Staci (Glenn), and stepsons Lee Lundberg (Sunny), Lane Lundberg (Juli), and Michael Lundberg (Debbie), as well as grandchildren Kayla, Zach and Brett Lundberg.

Larry was born in Ackerman, Mississippi and grew up in Orange, Texas, before graduating Lamar University with a BS in Business Administration.

He had a rich career with Perry Machinery before retiring at the age of 55. Near retirement, Larry met Eileen, and they set sail around the world on a 45’ Freedom sailboat for the 15 years following his retirement. The two were married in Tortola, BVIs.

When sailing around the world with others came to a close, the incredible friendships did not, as staying in contact through emails and visits continued.

Back on solid ground, The Murphy’s settled on Amelia Island in Florida, where Larry remained active in sailing, and even shared his love of the sea by teaching others to sail.

It was next on a Trawler where Larry captained the smaller boat to circumnavigate The Great Loop as Larry's last long water adventure.

Larry enjoyed being a Big Brother for Big Brothers & Big Sisters, volunteering at Hospice and with Salvation Army.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Oxley-Heard at 1305 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” Leonardo da Vinci

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice at 1901 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or Hope House Salvation Army at 410 S. 9th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or BBBS at 516 S. 10th St. #103, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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