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Murphy, Samuel Wayne 94, of Tulsa went home to be with his lord on May 10, 2014 at his home in Tulsa. Sam was born in Stonewall OK. on December 12, 1919 to John Wesley Murphy and Ruby Adams and his family remarked God has sent us a little man. Sam as he was known to his friends was one of nine children and grew up working on the family farm. Sam proudly served his country in World War II with the 344th Field Artillery Battalion and in the campaign at Normandy earning a One silver star among other medals. He married the love of his life as well as the boss, Dorene (Williams) Murphy and they shared 68 wonderful years providing a legacy of Gods love and faith to their two children Meladee Ann Still of Tulsa and Sandra Kay Edwards and husband John C. of Tulsa. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Sarisa Orange, Walter Still and wife Barbara, Brandi Farley and husband Jared, John "Scoop" Edwards and fiancÚ Emily. Seven great grandchildren; Sam Orange, Geoff Orange, Miya Eastman, Caleb Edwards, Devin Edwards, Lauren Still and Luke Still and many four legged grandbabies. He is also survived by one brother; Horace Eugene "Shorty" Murphy. He is preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and sisters one son-in-law Gary Smith and one grandchild Wesley Gates who carried his namesake and was no doubt ready for his PaPa to come home. Sam was a proud deacon at Easton Heights Baptist Church in Tulsa since 1959 and served his Lord with every talent God provided him. The fellowship hall at the church is named in his honor for his many years of service. He retired from Sun Oil Company in Tulsa. Sam loved his God and sang many songs to his grandkids from Bob Wills to made up songs along the way but for as long as he lived he loved the old hymn "I'll Fly Away" and that is just what he did but not before changing the live of countless people thru Gods Love and making this world a better place. His wife said I never heard him complain or say anything negative about anything or anyone and that's his true legacy, Love Your God and Love your neighbor. A celebration of Sam's life will be held at Easton Heights Baptist Church in Tulsa on Thursday May 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be held at Floral Haven Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10:00- 8:00 PM the family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00.

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