Rev. Gene Richard Murphy, 80, of Hilliard, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL.  He was born May 11, 1939 in Bluefield, WV to the late Joseph Murphy and Dorothy Mae Moore Murphy.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a Pastor and Christian Counselor for the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, FL for a number of years before his retirement.  He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Hilliard.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons, Ryk Murphy and Joseph Murphy

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy; a daughter, Cindy  (Tom) Murphy Sivik; three grandchildren, Tiffany Nichole Sivik, Cally Nichole (Tommy) Miller, and Trina Nichole (Dalton) Williams; two great-grandchildren, EllieMae Grace Miller and Mason River Williams.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday, May 8 at Floral Memory Gardens in Dade City, FL with Rev. Norm Bradley officiating.  

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.

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