James “Jimmy” Francis Murphy, 66 of Lake City, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the Lake City Medical Center. He was born the third of five children to the late Thomas Richard Murphy and Elizabeth Ann Fletcher Murphy. Mr. Murphy had lived in Lake City since 1969 and was a graduate of Columbia High School class of 1973. Following high school he worked for 28 years with General Electric in Alachua and then he worked for both Nextran Truck Center and Hunter Panels in Lake City. He was known to many of his friends as “CAT Murphy” because he always wore a Caterpillar hat. Mr. Murphy enjoyed gardening, welding and most importantly spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Richard Murphy and Elizabeth Ann Treverrow Murphy; one brother and sister in law, Thomas Richard Murphy, Jr. and Denise Murphy; and one great-niece, Sarah Marissa Davis.
Survivors include his son, Travis James Murphy (Breanna), Lake City; three siblings, Patricia Ann Masters, Timothy Brian Murphy (Brenda) and Brian William Murphy all of Lake City; three grandchildren, Declan Murphy, Madeline Murphy and Joseph Murphy all of Lake City; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 starting at 1:00 PM at the home of Travis Murphy, 892 SW Little Road, Lake City, FL 32024.
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