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Larry Dale Murray, 75, of Lady’s Island, died June 8, 2017, at Candler Hospital, Savannah. He is survived by his wife Heidi, as well as his son Reuben, daughter-in-law Sharon and their children Andrew and Paige, all of Albuquerque, NM. He was also survived by his sister, Anita Steward, her husband Dick and their daughter Lisa, of Stanley, NC.

Larry, originally of Asheville, NC, served in the Air Force for 20 years, beginning in 1960. First serving on airplane fueling lines, including a year in Bangkok during the Vietnam War, Larry later returned to school and became a Drug & Alcohol Counselor. Following his retirement, he joined New Mexico’s Family Services division, working on behalf of abused children. In 1992, he & Heidi moved to Beaufort, where Larry served 8 years as a marriage & family counselor at the Marine Air Station. After retirement, Larry was able to devote more time to the church and to his beloved & frustrating golf game.

A graveside memorial service will be at noon, Monday, June 12 at Beaufort National Cemetery with Air Force Honors. A reception will follow immediately after at the home of Bobbi & Cindy Aimar. Directions will be provided at the service.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: First Scots Building Fund / PO Box 1774 / Beaufort, SC 29901.

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  1. Susan Piatt says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It appears Mr. Murray had a huge heart for service, both to his country and individuals. Clearly, Reuben’s dry humor and wit are referenced in Mr. Murray’s golf game.

    Your entire family is in my prayers and on my heavy heart.


    Susan Piatt

  2. Joyce Raizen says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Mr. Murray.

    With prayers and sympathy,
    Joyce Raizen

  3. Troy Greer says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Reuben is such a blessing to me and our hospital and it’s clear he learned lessons of service from his family. I pray God’s comfort and peace will be with your entire family.

  4. Charlotte Bray Kirkman says:

    I am heart broken to hear Larry has passed, as I’m sure anyone who knew him feels as well. I worked with Larry at MCAS-Beaufort. He was an inspiring and comforting counselor. Larry taught me the joy of giving anonymously by example. I consider it one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received as it has been a catalyst in the growth and strength of my relationship with Father. My prayers go out to Heidi, Reuben and his children. I still have my copy of the book Larry wrote on comparing golf to marriage! What a great loss for earth! What a celebration there must be in Heaven! No doubt Larry was greeted with a heart-warming “Welcome good and faithful servant”!

  5. Heather Brennan Fleury says:

    Although I did not personally know Mr. Murray, I heard many stories from my father Pat Brennan of their games on the Golf Course at PI. Dad and I both send our sincere condolences. Thank you for letting dad play along.

  6. Family of Carolyn Roberts says:

    Loving thoughts and prayers for the family at this time. I am sorry that I am unable to attend the service but rest assured we are praying for you all.

  7. Michael Cingiser says:

    Dear Heidi

    Mar and I just heard from Sheila that you lost Larry. Please accept our deepest condolences. You and he and the Bells were absolutely our favorite golf buddies.

    Somewhere just before our move to Florida I ran upon some of the life/golf articles that Larry had written and asked me to look at back in the day. They were both poignant and funny–just like their author.

    I am sure you miss him and equally sure you and we were blessed to have had him in our lives.

    Most warmly,
    Mike and Mar

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