Lawrence Murphy

Lawrence O. Murphy, age 72, of Belton, MO passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 23 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to HELP Humane Society, 17122 Bel-Ray Pl, Belton, MO 64012.

Lawrence was born September 2, 1946 in Easton, MD. He was the son of Charles Murphy and Anita Byrnes. Lawrence was one of five children, including Chuck, Dolly, Brian and Cindy.

After high school, Lawrence served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Lawrence was a proud veteran and a lifetime member of the Shawnee, KS Post 10552 VFW. Lawrence was joined in marriage with his late wife, Alice Murphy, June 7, 1968. They were blessed with three sons, Martin, Michael and Patrick. Lawrence was an avid golfer and a loving family man who left an incredible impression on everyone he met.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Alice Murphy; his parents, Charles and Anita Murphy; and a son, Martin Murphy. He is survived by his two sons, Michael Murphy (Ellen) and Patrick Murphy (Wendy); two brothers, Chuck (Virg) Murphy and Brian (Sue) Murphy; two sisters, Dolly (Gary) Ward and Cindy (Rick) Reinhardt; six grandchildren, Sean, Sara, John, Brad, Megan and Chloe; and many nieces and nephews.

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