Floyd Li Pruitt Murphy entered into rest on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, following a swimming accident. He was 6 years old. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Floyd had touched in some way throughout his short, yet very memorable life.
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Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Soldotna Nazarene Church, 229 E. Beluga in Soldotna. Floyd will be buried at the Kenai City Cemetery the following day.
Floyd's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. Floyd attended Kaleidoscope school. Yellow was his favorite color and he loved hunting for grasshoppers. He was a sweet and gentle boy who loved people, especially babies.
Floyd loved to cuddle and had a heart made of pure gold. In months previous he mentioned his desire to donate his organs. After his passing, his wishes were granted. Because of Floyd's great love for others many more will have the chance at life. He not only had a great love for others but for Jesus, too. Floyd attended Soldotna Church of the Nazarene where he was loved by all. On his final Sunday he was so excited to have learned his verse. He repeated it over and over, "God has power to do what He has promised."
With Floyd's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, especially his heart melting smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. We are thankful for every moment we were granted with his gentle spirit. We feel blessed for the time that God allowed us to be his parents for his brief stay on this earth and look forward to seeing him again one day when we step through those pearly gates.
Floyd is survived by his parents, Tim and Raelynne Murphy of Kenai; sister Violet Murphy; brothers Devin, Shannon and Aidan Murphy; and soon to be Baby; paternal great-grandparents Don Schriver of Elk City, Ore., and Rose Mendoza of Toledo, Ore.; paternal grandparents Roger and Nita Murphy of Laurel, Mont., and Deborah and Gale Glass of Wrangell; maternal great-grandparents Pat and Elmer Bird of Funny River and Wellton, Ariz.; and maternal grandparents Dian Bird of Kenai and Robert Stroman of Kenai and Mark and Shari Turner of McKinney, Texas. He is also survived by uncles, aunts and cousins too numerous to mention.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign Floyd's guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
35910 Jawle Street
Soldotna, AK 99669
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Feb. 18, 2014