Leslie Ronald Murphy peacefully passed away on May 10, 2021. He was born to Earl and Winnie Murphy in Queens, NY on May 16, 1948. He was the second oldest of 4 sons.
He married the love of his life on February 3, 1968, and from that marriage 2 children were born. Celeste Murphy (Dean Philpotts) of Atlanta, GA and Jevon Murphy (Seniko Service) of Franklinton, NC. His pride was his 7 grandchildren, Jordan, Jasmine, Jared, Briyanna, Julian, Justin, and Joshua.
He was affectionately known to his friends as Truck, his kids called him Daddy, and his grandkids called him Pop Pop. All would describe Leslie as soft spoken, kind-hearted, and fun to be around. He was known for giving sound advice and lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He was hard working, but also enjoyed traveling, long conversations and debates. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He didn’t require much and didn’t want us to make a big fuss over him.
After graduating from John Adams High School in Jamaica, Queens, he eventually started a 50-year long career in the airline industry. He held several positions to include positions with Trans World Airlines, American Airlines, and the Transportation Security Administration. His past accomplishments include the role of Worshipful Master and Eastern Star of his Masonic Lodge in Long Island, NY. He was also a member of the Sun City Lions Club for over 15 years. Upon retirement, he loved his community so much that he decided to work part time as neighborhood patrol with Securitas. He has developed so many close friendships with his coworkers, and always proudly talked about the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren to them. He was survived by his wife Crystal, daughter Celeste Murphy (Dean Philpotts), son Jevon Murphy (Seniko Service), grandchildren Jordan, Jasmine, Jared, Bryianna, Julian, Justin, Joshua, Brothers Earl Murphy, Eric (Deanna) Murphy, Kevin (Monica) Murphy, sister-in-law Beverly Smith, brother-in-law Brenn (Victoria) Hawkins, Aunt Elizabeth Heilig, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Lowcountry Memorial Gardens, Bluffton.
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