Travis Carl Murphy, age 77, of Live Oak, Florida, walked with his beloved wife down the streets of gold into the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was born in Cypress Inn, Tennessee, the youngest of four children to Jesse Douglas and Myrtle Marie (Balentine) Murphy. Travis was raised in Kissimmee, Florida, and was a 1962 graduate of Osceola High School. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Vietnam War.
Travis was a devoted husband, father, PawPaw, brother, uncle, and friend. He started his own business over 43 years ago that took him all over the country from border to border and coast to coast. Travis loved the Lord. He enjoyed attending and was a member of Wellborn Baptist Church. Travis was an avid reader and enjoyed watching Westerns. But most of all, he LOVED his family, especially his grandchildren.
Travis was preceded in death by his parents; devoted wife of 49 years, Virginia Louise Murphy; daughter, Teresa Travis Kirkpatrick; grandson, James Melvin Curry, III; son-in-law, Daniel “Danny” Watson; and siblings, Ruth Bronson, Harold Murphy, and Sheila Whaley. He is survived by his children, Wendy Berndgen (Zack) of Havana, Travis Todd Murphy of Huntsville, Alabama, Michell Watson of Live Oak, Jesse Chad Murphy (Melissa) of Santa Clarita, California, Tammy Murphy Robbins (Bobby) of Guntown, Mississippi, Shannon Murphy Curry (James) of Macclenny, and Shawn Murphy of Live Oak; cherished grandchildren, Jamie Watson Nobles (Brandon), Jordan Watson, Harley Mullins, Brett Murphy, Hope Robbins, Michael Curry, Madi Robbins, Megan Curry, Jamie Curry, Timothy Curry, Casey Curry, and Mckenzie Curry; along with many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and church friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, Florida 32060 with Pastor Bobby Robbins officiating.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, the family asks that donations be made in Travis's name to Project Lifesaver International c/o Baker County Sheriff’s Office. Please make checks payable to Project Lifesaver.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Autism. Travis's grandson, Michael has Autism. He was the very first client signed up for this program in Baker County and continues to participate with a device provided by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. All donations will support Project Lifesaver in Baker County, where his grandson, Michael, lives.
Donations can be sent to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office at 1 Sheriff’s Office Drive, Macclenny, Florida 32063, or Blackburn-Curry Funeral & Cremation at 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please share your condolences with the family online at www.blackburncurryfh.com.
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