Jeffery Blake Murphy, 29, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020.
A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Tallahassee National Cemetery. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.
Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Boulevard, Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
Jeffery Blake Murphy was born December 8, 1990 in Tallahassee, FL, the son of Jeff and Melanie Maine Murphy. Blake was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 2009. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps believing there was no higher calling than serving the country he loved. Blake was Baptist by faith.
A man’s man by any standard and a Marine for sure, Blake loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, fireworks and remote control toys, especially cars. Blake took his passion for the outdoors, and the lessons learned from his father, to start a career in landscaping after his service with the USMC. He loved guns, old guns, new guns, pop guns, potato guns, and even water guns when he was soaking his sisters. Blake was proud to be a Marine and patriotism was part of his DNA. He cherished his family and the memories and life lessons learned. Ellareigh, his daughter, reminded him often that love is unconditional and she would always be a Daddy’s girl.
Survivors include the sunshine of his life, his daughter, Ellareigh Murphy of South Carolina; his parents, Jeff & Melanie Murphy of Bainbridge, GA; his sisters, Brandi Murphy White (Westley) of Blakely, GA, and Sarah Catherine Murphy Maxwell (Edward, Jr.) of Bainbridge, GA; his grandparents, Sarah Hardman Murphy, and Cathy & Pete Maine; and his nieces and nephews, Brayden, Tyler, Ivy, and Alli. Blake was preceded in death by his grandfather, Neil Murphy.