Lowcountry Republicans are mourning the loss of Pat Murphy, a long-time GOP activist from Dorchester County. He was a long-time Summerville resident who did much to help fuel the rise of the county's now-formidable Republican majority in the 1980s.
A Citadel graduate, retired USN Lt. Commander, and former Dorchester County magistrate, his record of service to country and community was exemplary. Visitation will be tomorrow evening at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville from 6 until 8 p.m.
His legacy of service and Republicanism was passed down through his family. His son Chris is winding down two terms on Dorchester County Council and is running for House District 98, and his daughter-in-law, Maite, was a long-time leader in Dorchester Women's Republican circles and is currently a county magistrate, following in her father-in-law's lead.
Few have given as much as Pat did to his country, his party, and his community - and it's greatly appreciated. Please keep his family in your prayers.