This past Saturday, July 9th, we lost one of the most likeable players in vintage base ball. Scott “Curley” Murphy was the field captain of the Talbot Fair Plays and one of the nicest human beings you will meet.
EASTON Scott Murphy of Galestown passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 44.
He was born March 23, 1967, in Easton, the son of Wayne M. Murphy and Marie Turpin Coulbourne.
He was a graduate of Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, and had attended Chesapeake College. He served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by UPS Freight in Federalsburg as a tractor-trailer driver. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Sharptown, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Lay Minister and was a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Board. Scott has played and coached baseball for 20 years. He played for The Historical Society Vintage Baseball of Talbot County Fair Plays, Maryland’s first vintage baseball club, where he also served as Captain. For the past six years, Scott attended the Ravens NFL Football Camp at the M&T Stadium, where he served as coach, teaching the fundamentals of flag football. He coached flag football in Preston for nine years, coached Pop Warner football in Delmar, and coached indoor soccer for the Nets in Salisbury. He was a member of the American Legion Post 243 in Hurlock.
He is survived by his father Wayne M. Murphy and his wife Sherry of Seaford, Del.; his mother, Marie Turpin Coulbourne and her husband Wayne of Federalsburg; his wife of 26 years, Kim Parrott Murphy of Galestown, whom he married Dec. 8, 1984; two sons, Daniel Murphy and Todd Murphy, both of Galestown; grandson Noah Michael Charles of Sharptown; two brothers, Alan Murphy of Hurlock and Jeff Murphy of East New Market; two half-sisters, Sharon Sexton of Georgetown, Del., and Shanna Murphy of Seaford; mother-in-law Bertie Parrott of Cambridge; a nephew, Dylan Murphy of Hurlock, and a niece, Madison Sexton of Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Allice and Francis Turpin, and Roy Murphy and father-in-law Harry Parrott Jr.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Framptom Funeral Home, Federalsburg, with the Rev. Everett Landon officiating. Interment will follow in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston.
Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 132, Sharptown, MD 21861, or to the Historical Society of Talbot Co. Fair Plays, 25 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601.