On March 15, 1993, in Newberry County, Keith Allen and Kimberly Butler Murphy celebrated the birth of Dakota Keith Murphy. With his infectious smile and irresistible charm, Dakota immediately began to impact others.

As Dakota attended Newberry County public schools his love for people and athletics grew. Dakota nurtured his understanding of the meaning of the word team as he began to play recreational sports. He was the kind of player a coach wanted to coach. He gave his all, and then gave a little more. During his middle school and high school tenure many Mid Carolina Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Wrestling Team members were inspired to push themselves to be the best they could be through his encouragement.

Dakota had a passion for helping others. He found Newberry Younglife Ministry to be a perfect fit for his spiritual needs. He was also a member of Aveleigh Fellowship of Presbyterians Church.

Dakota enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming, four-wheeling and other outdoor activities with friends and family in both South Carolina and West Virginia. He was well known for immense sense of independence.

Mr. Murphy was graduated from Mid Carolina High School and the Nashville Auto Diesel School. He was employed at McKechnie Components. The next chapter of his earthly life was to include the US Marine Corps.

On June 7, 2015, Dakota Keith Murphy joined God’s Athletic Teams. He will be running with the angels, defending goals, and pinning on a mat softened by the clouds. He will be saving a spot on the team for you.

Presently his life is celebrated by his parents, Keith and Kimberly Murphy of Prosperity, SC; a brother, Tyler Allen Murphy of Chloe, WV; maternal grandparents, Basil and Janet Butler of Chloe, WV; paternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Murphy of Clay, WV; paternal great-grandmother, Vina Murphy of Clay, WV; and everyone whose life he touched as he danced through his stay on earth.

The Celebration of his Life and Faith will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Mid –Carolina High School at 5:00 PM with visitation following. Please park in the rear of the school and enter through the double doors. Dakota will then travel to West Virginia where friends and family will gather to begin his next adventure at Stump Funeral Home, Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM. The special place chosen to honor his life is in Chloe, West Virginia.

Pall Bearers are: D-Ray Allen, Ethan Manning, Asa Manning, Mekayla Manning, Coach Ethan Campbell, Mike Jones, Collin Roton, Matthew Lewis, Andrew Brown, Coach Rick Harris, Brian Murphy, Tony Murphy, Mike Murphy, Scott Butler, Trent Cottrell, Josh Hanshaw, Tyler Murphy

Honorary Pall Bearers are members of the 2012 Mid Carolina High School Cross Country Team

Mcswain Evans Funeral Home, Newberry, SC and Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV are assisting the family.

A note of condolence may be sent to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.

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#120 Tony Schenck 2015-06-11 22:13
It was an honor to meet your family today, Miss Kim.On behalf of the 46 members of the John M. Kinard Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and their families I convey our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your remarkable son Dakota.
#119 Ladison & Paula Hamm 2015-06-11 20:37
Please know tha our hearts ache for you as you grieve the loss of Dakota. May each of you feel the peace. comfort, and love of God. Your dear family means so much to so many people, and the lives of your adult children reflect strong, loving, smiling care of parents richly involved in all aspects of their lives. May you feel God's embrace.
#118 Renae Long 2015-06-11 18:10
Zach has many great memories of Dakota from their cross country days! Our hearts are breaking for you! Please know you will always be in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless!
Renae, Ken, and Zach Long
#117 Cathy Shealy 2015-06-11 17:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! May the grace of God give you peace and comfort .
#116 Ward and Kaye Braswe 2015-06-11 13:31
Kim,
There are no words to express how sorry we are for your tremendous loss. We are praying that you and your family will feel the presence of God holding you up now and in the coming days. We pray for comfort and peace that only our Lord and Savior can provide.
#115 Amy Hopper 2015-06-11 13:05
We are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Dakota was such a positive example to many young kids at Aveleigh. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Gene, Amy, Kayla and Jacob Hopper
#114 The DeLeeuws 2015-06-11 11:02
Many thoughts and prayers to each of you. I will always remember that sweet freckle faced kid with an infectious smile. Dakota will always be remembered. My heart aches and there are no words to truly express my sorrow for your loss. Dana and Thomas(Nelson) truly loved your son, thank you for sharing him with us, even though it was only for a time too short. Love, Todd and Rhonda DeLeeuw(and Cody), Austin and Cory Gregory and Dana and Thomas Nelson
#113 Deborah and jessica 2015-06-11 08:42
Sorry to hear about your son u r in ours prayers
#112 kathy murphy 2015-06-11 06:13
Keith and Kim, I am at a loss of words to say. I know my girls are devastated. I could never in a thousand lifetimes imagine your pain. Dakota will be truly missed. Know in the days to come that I am thinking of you, praying for you guys and Tyler. Know that I am here for you whenever you need me, just call. Dakota is with the Lord now and he will be waiting till we see him again.
#111 Angela Hawkins 2015-06-10 22:15
Kim,Keith and Tyler,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
#110 The Inmans 2015-06-10 21:52
There are no words to ease your pain of loss. Please know you will be in our hearts and prayers. Asking God for the comfort that only He can give.
Beth, Kenny, Casey, Katie, Krista, and Jacob
#109 Lori Ricard 2015-06-10 18:03
Please know that our family has your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
#108 Bob&Charlotte Crout 2015-06-10 16:19
We were saddened to hear that you have lost a son. Since we lost a child years ago, we can understand your sorrow. We will all understand why when we meet the Master but until then we must continue our trust in God. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
#107 Karen Lever 2015-06-10 15:57
Kim, Keith and Tyler,
Words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the comfort that only He can give.
Jimmy, Karen, Dell and Cal Lever
#106 Sam west 2015-06-10 15:54
Mom Murphy,Keith&Ty ler Sammy and I have all of you in our prayers.Forever !GOD bless you.Sam&Sammy West
#105 Drew Zuber 2015-06-10 15:00
I am so very sorry to hear about Dakota's passing. I remember him from Young Life as well as when I played on the soccer team with his older brother, Tyler. His obituary was beautifully written. My deepest condolences to his family...He will be missed!
#104 Sue Dowling 2015-06-10 11:39
I was sorry to hear about Dakota
love and sympathy Sue Dowling
#103 SSgt Davis US Marine 2015-06-10 11:21
Our condolences go out to your family from the Marines in South Carolina. We had the honor of working with Dakota. He is exactly the type of young man that we are looking for to have become a United States Marine. He earned his spot in our hearts and he is part of that brotherhood. We will never forget this powerful motivating young man. Semper Fidelis
#102 The Lake Family 2015-06-10 11:20
Kim, Keith & Tyler,
We are so sorry for your loss. I know that there aren't any words that can convey to your family how sorry we are for your loss. Dakota was a great & caring kid,(man) with a very infectious smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and asking for God's comfort which only HE can provide.
Robert ,Gerdi, Ra, Carrie & Mac
#101 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-06-10 11:05
My heart goes out to you and I pray God will give you peace that passes all understanding and that you can feel his closeness and lean on him. I know the pain you are in right now and I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts. My Love to you and all the family.
#100 John Derrick Sr. 2015-06-10 10:41
Kim and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. John and Barbara Derrick.
#99 Zeb and Angela Reid 2015-06-10 08:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God's peace surround you and your loved ones.
#98 Angela Syphertt 2015-06-10 00:34
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I cannot even imagine how painful this is for you though I hurt deeply. Dakota was such a special person. He will be missed. I know heaven gained another angel.
#97 Anita McCullough 2015-06-09 22:44
So sorry for your loss! We will be praying for you and your family! With love, Anita, Leah and Ethan McCullough
#96 Joan Perry 2015-06-09 22:08
Kim, I am so sorry you and your family are having to go through this. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
#95 Melissa Fisher 2015-06-09 21:20
Oh Kim hon, I am so so deeply sorry you and you're family is having to mourn the loss of you're child. I know what you and your family is going through at this time and I don't wish that on anyone. But know Kim, he's with Jesus and he'll be by your side always.
Dakota will always be with you. If you ever need someone to talk to that's BEEN there I am always here.. ( hugs )
#94 Dolly & Wayne Blount 2015-06-09 20:27
Kim and family, there are no words that can ease the pain of losing a child. Y'all have our love and heartfelt thoughts. May God be with you everyday and always to help ease your pain. Time and friends will help. You have our sympathy. All three of our grandchildren are grieving with you. They knew him well. Dolly and Wayne Blount
#93 Mark & Missy Hipp 2015-06-09 19:21
Kim & family,
My heart breaks for you & your family. I am so very sorry. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers & will be in the days to come.
Mark & Missy Hipp
#92 Connie Floyd 2015-06-09 19:11
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God needed another angle that day we never know when he will call us. My favorite verse is John 14:1-7 has been since I was a little girl. You have so many memories always hold on to them. God Bless you all . Connie and Wilbur Floyd
#91 Gerri Williams 2015-06-09 19:09
Keith and Kim, Your Ohio family are so sorry for your loss. May your good memories help you this trying time. God received another angel.
#90 Nancy stoudemire 2015-06-09 17:44
The Stoudemire/Alew ine family is so very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort at this terribly tragic time.
#89 Rebecca Elswick 2015-06-09 17:23
Mr. & Mrs. Murphy and Tyler ------

Dakota was greatly admired, highly respected, and very much loved by his Mid-Carolina family. Many, many heavy hearts are with you at this time.
#88 Melissa Hamm Wooldri 2015-06-09 16:41
Dakota will be missed greatly. Your family will be my thoughts and prayers.
#87 Chuck & Joette Ward 2015-06-09 16:09
Dear Kim, we are so very sorry and greatly saddened for you and your family. Joette and I are thinking of you, Keith and Tyler; and praying for you all. I wish their was something, anything we could do to assuage your grief. Please don't hesitate to contact us, if we can be of help in any way. May God bless you, and the Holy Spirit minister to each of you and your family, during this very difficult time...Chuck & Joette
#86 Jerry Dahlke 2015-06-09 16:08
I am so sorry and my heart hurts for you. You are in my thoughts.
#85 Frankie & Linda Wilb 2015-06-09 15:29
Kim and Family we are so sorry to hear about Dakota. Lifting you all up in prayer.
#84 Rush and Mary Workma 2015-06-09 15:18
We are so sorry for your loss of such a precious young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#83 Kevin Mills 2015-06-09 13:44
Kim, Keith and Family, I am sorry to hear the news about your Son. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Kevin Mills
#82 Steve and Lynn Koon 2015-06-09 13:39
Kim and family, we are deeply sadden by your loss. I know it is hard to understand now, but God has his reasons. I think he needed a very special angel in heaven and now you all have one watching out for you forever. Dakota was a good and special friend to Austin (Stafford) and I will always be grateful for that. You will all be in our prayers forever. Love in Christ.
#81 Judy Despiau 2015-06-09 13:04
My thought and prayers to your family in tragic time. My God bless and comfort you all at this time.
#80 Wayne Boozer 2015-06-09 12:46
Kim, Keith and
Family,
Our prayers are with you during this tragic time. May God's healing love and grace enfold and sustain you all. Wayne and
Alice
#79 Anne Caughman 2015-06-09 12:00
Kim, Keith, and Tyler - May God be with you now and in the days to come as you mourn the loss of Dakota. What a precious young man? Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now and will continue to be with you. Huger, Anne, Kristin, and Huger Caughman, Jr.
#78 Missy Grubbs 2015-06-09 11:37
No words can express the heartache that we felt when we heard about Dakota. We pray that God will give you strength to get through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.

Reagan, Missy, Tyler and Megan Grubbs
#77 Kimberly Bowers wort 2015-06-09 10:35
Kim and Keith my heart is broken for your family. May you find comfort in memories and God. He will see you thru this and the days to come. Hold tight to Him and each other. Much love to you guys. Kim
#76 Davis Family 2015-06-09 09:02
So sorry to hear about your loss. Dakota has helped our son on many occasions. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family.
#75 Martha C. Pugh 2015-06-09 08:37
Kim.Keith and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the greatest loss anyone can experience. Continue to cherish all the wonderful memories and God will help you all through this dificult time. God bless and love to all Martha and Dale Pugh
#74 Dickey & Charlie 2015-06-09 08:29
Keith, Kim, Tyler and family, Dakota had such a sweet disposition; always blessed us with a smile and so well mannered. He touched so many lives in such a positive, powerful way. We mourn with you and will miss him very much. God bless you with his peace and strength. With love, Charlie and Dickey
#73 Toni+Molly Dennis 2015-06-09 08:22
We are so sorry for your loss of Dakota. Him and Molly were special childhood friends. His sweet smile and loving heart will forever be etched in our memory. Our deepest condolences to your family. Prayers of comfort and peace to you.
#72 The Moodys 2015-06-09 07:54
We are so very sorry for your loss. Dakota was our son Jonathon's wrestling coach this past season. He always a spring in his step and whistling. He was upbeat and always supportive. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.
#71 Larry Jennings 2015-06-09 07:47
Your son Dakota was a fine, bright young man. He touched so many other lives with his kindness and generosity. Your family is ever in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep all of you.
#70 victoria 2015-06-09 06:15
Still can't believe it. I really pray for y'all strength and guidance. Such a loving and caring family!! Hearts are so full right now. Such a sweet and friendly young man.. Guess God had bigger plans for him up top then here on earth!!
#69 Margaret & Heber Lon 2015-06-09 04:55
My husband and I are sending thoughts and many prayers to you. Cannot imagine the pain you are in, but we do know that our God will wrap His arms around you as you go through this terrible time. I do not think you know us, Heber and Margaret Long, but we do know that you are hurting. God bless you and be with you always. The Longs
#68 Shelley Z. Remion 2015-06-09 01:19
Kim, Keith & Tyler,
We are so sorry for your lose. You are in our thoughts and prayer now and in the days ahead. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you all peace.

Todd, Shelley, Caleb &Collins Remion
#67 Tyshawnna Zakiyyah M 2015-06-09 00:58
That is so sad. R.I.P. Dakota Murphy. We will all miss with all of hearts no matter what. But we still cherish all the moment's about u when u was still living at the time also we all went to the same school together@ MCHS.
#66 Bates Family 2015-06-08 22:52
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. may god be with you through this difficult time.
God bless you and your family. Wilbur,Edith,Th omas,Trenton and Ashli.
#65 Steven Turner 2015-06-08 22:12
Growing up with your family was a blessing I thought of yall like another family. Yes he was the Lil brother of my best friend but that didn't mean he wasn't an amazing young man. I'll never forget him. The times we shared the memory's to hold on to. Knowing that he graced mine and a lot of others life's just being him is a blessing. I love yall rip Lil buddy.
#64 Savanna Moore 2015-06-08 21:31
I'm so blessed and honored to have gotten to know Dakota through his frequent stops at Sonic. My prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. My heart is truly broken for you.
#63 Anita O. Kinard 2015-06-08 21:25
Keeping you all in thought and prayer! With deepest sympathy, Danny and Anita
#62 Clinton Family 2015-06-08 21:11
Words are hard to come by at a time like this! You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God comfort you and your family in this difficult time. Please don't hesitate to call on us if you need anything.
Charlie and Cathy Clinton
#61 Adriana Lopez 2015-06-08 19:43
Dear Mr and Mrs , and tyler Murphy
Dakota was an awesome guy I remember when he came to younglife he was full of life he made me laugh although I did not know him all that well I remember he came up to me and talked to me so Dakota was one of my many reasons for asking Jesus as my savior.He always knew what to say he was down to earth really ,he had a spirit that brought heaven to earth so young. I too remember when I lost my brother Dakota talked to me and told me everything would get better I remember the doubt in my head but I knew in my heart my brother will always be so I send my condolences too your whole family but always remember this you will see him again and he is forever in your hearts as he is mine. God bless!!!!
-ADRI-
#60 Barbara & Gene Bolan 2015-06-08 19:33
Kimberly and family: Gene and are so sorry for the loss of your son, Dakota! We were shocked to learn of his death. We pray that God will wrap his arms around all of your family and help you to find Peace! Barbara and Gene Boland
#59 Deb Ponton 2015-06-08 19:32
To all his family and friends- we have all lost an angel in the passing of Dakota, he will be forever missed and loved. Dakota had strong faith in God and was very dear to everyone he met. Let us all come together to celebrate such a wonderful young life. We are here for anyone who needs us in any way...day or night. Dakota this is not goodbye, this is see you later.
Our sincerest condolences to everyone that was touched by this young man.
Momma Ponton
#58 Janeshia Robinson 2015-06-08 19:26
To The Murphy Family: Words can't express the sympathy I feel for you and your family during this hard time. I didn't know him nor do I know any of you but I was there and I couldn't bare to not reach out to you. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.


When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. My prayers are with you all! Respectfully, Janeshia D. Robinson
#57 Stacey Templin 2015-06-08 18:43
I am so sorry for your loss. Dakota was such a sweet soul. I will always remember that sweet smile. He was always the bright spot in the room. Please know that my family will be praying for yours.
#56 Janice Smith 2015-06-08 18:17
Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathy for you all. Know that God has his arms wrapped around you and he will comfort you in your time of sorrow. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love . Janice and Johnny Smith
#55 Victoria Sheppard 2015-06-08 17:55
You may not know me but I was in Dakotas auto body bless in high school. He was one of the best guys I ever meet we never dated but he was a very good friend of mine there wasn't something he wouldn't help someone with. If he could help he was there. Your son was known by so any people and love by everyone he meet. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by everyone! He touched everyone's life in some way. he will be waiting at the golden gates for you and your family when your time comes. I hope your Grieving passes fast. You and your family are in my thoughts as the days pass.
#54 Brian Ponton 2015-06-08 17:47
I am so very sorry I can't believe this happened, Dakota was a brother to me and I that will never change i have always felt like family, please if you ever need something give us a call we are always here, sincerely Brian and the Ponton family
#53 Sandy Erickson 2015-06-08 17:44
My prayers are with you at this time of unimaginable loss and pain. God bless all of you.
#52 Wendy Sease 2015-06-08 17:37
Kim and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. It is such a tragedy! May God hold you all in his hands and give you the peace, comfort and strength that you will need now and in the days ahead!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Love, Wendy and David Sease, Makenzie, Zander and Abigail
#51 Erica and Madison ho 2015-06-08 17:35
Kim Keith tlyer I love u guys so much I'm so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers I will miss dakota tremendously I will alway remember the memories we made together but we will see him again some day love u guys with all of my heart
#50 Carolyn&Albert Bolan 2015-06-08 17:22
Kim and family,me and Albert are so sorry for your loss. We can't imagine your pain.I know it is horrific.There are no words to express our sorrow for your family.We know how much you loved Dakota.Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.If you need anything please let us know.God please hold this family tight and give them some peace and comfort. Carolyn & Albert Boland.
#49 McClanahan Family 2015-06-08 16:43
Kim, Keith and Tyler,
Bob, myself and the boys do not have the words to describe the heartache we bear for your family. You are in our prayers and may God hold you in his arms, comfort you and give you peace.
With all our love.
Bob, Sharon, Joseph and Daniel
#48 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2015-06-08 16:30
Mr. & Mrs. Murphy & Family, so sorry for your loss. My nephew Ryan Koon ran Cross Country with Dakota during Dakota's Senior year. Dakota was such a handsome young man. May you find comfort in knowing others care. Sending prayers to your family during his difficult time.
#47 Kay Ravan 2015-06-08 15:49
Keith, Kim & Family, My heart hurts for your during this difficult time. Treasure your memories and lean on God to comfort you in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
#46 Lynn & David Riber 2015-06-08 15:45
Words cannot express what we feel for you and your family. May there be a light at the end of it all. Blessed be.
#45 Michael & Ashley B 2015-06-08 15:42
Kim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time and in the many days to come. We love you Kim!
Ashley, Michael and Emerson Ballenger
#44 DianaAttaway 2015-06-08 13:40
I'm so sorry for your loss.Wish you peace and comfort.Please let George and I know if there is anything we can do for you and your family.Your in our prayers.
#43 Bruce Connelly 2015-06-08 13:28
Kim ,we are so sorry for the great loss to you and your family.God has a better plan and must have needed someone special. He chose your son. Dakota touched a lot of people. Thank you God for sharing Dakota with us. God be with you and family. Bruce and Dorothy Connelly
#42 Pam DeHart 2015-06-08 13:22
Thought I do not you please accept my sincere sympathy.. I can't not even imagine your pain. My prayers will be with the family in the coming days.
#41 MVC Family 2015-06-08 13:18
Kim, Keith, and Tyler,
We want to share our deepest condolences for your loss of such a young life. Dakota and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help during this time.

Sincerely,
Your MVC Family
#40 Ramona and jimmy sch 2015-06-08 13:01
Kim we are so sorry to hear of your loss we love you all and will be praying for your family .
#39 Collier and Sharon N 2015-06-08 13:00
You have our heart-felt sympathy. Prayers for all of the family at this loss.
#38 Lynn Grimsley 2015-06-08 12:59
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Dakota's tragic accident. He was so full of energy and joy. I enjoyed teaching him so much. Please know you all are in my prayers. May God give you comfort as you walk this terribly difficult journey.
#37 Alex and Maryann 2015-06-08 12:25
Keith, Kim and Family: We cannot express our condolences enough. Your boys and our boys grew up together in the sports arenas. I visualize him as a young boy but know that he was a good man when he came to work with us. Our entire facility is in mourning for your loss. All are in our prayers. Alex, Maryann, Justin, Caleb and Peyton
#36 A.meetze 2015-06-08 12:20
I'm very sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed and your family is in my thoughts.
#35 Tim, Sandy & Trevor 2015-06-08 11:32
Kim & Keith
Yesterday's news was devastating to our Family, but we can't come close to imagining your pain and heartbreak. Dakota was a bright young man who would light up a room as soon as he walked in. His departure from this world leaves a large hole in many hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you deal with this tragic loss.

Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Tim, Sandy & Trevor
#34 Anne Dunton 2015-06-08 11:23
To Kim, Tyler & family...It has been so long and I miss the days always seeing "the boys" at school, stopping by our house--just everywhere! And Dakota was everywhere!!!He was and will always be remembered as a ray of sunshine by so many people. My thoughts and Heart are with you.
#33 Buddy Livingston 2015-06-08 10:52
Keith,Kim and Tyler
I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I will never forget that litlle freckle faced elementary student to the mature student he became at NCCC. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult times.
#32 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-06-08 10:16
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time! God Bless! Joey & Karen Lindler Smith and Megan Lindler
#31 Annie Laurie Dorroh 2015-06-08 10:15
Kim, My heart is breaking for you . I am on vacation and Mrs. Parnell called to tell me about our tragic loss. What a fine young man you had in Dakota. That precious smile will live on in all our hearts. My prayers for comfort will be with you and your family. Love to all of you. Mrs. Dorroh
#30 AndreaCantrell 2015-06-08 10:07
Kim & Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and peace for you all, at this very difficult time.
Myron, Andy, Blake & Kendell Cantrell
#29 Steve & Danielle 2015-06-08 09:59
Words can't express how very sorry we are to hear about Dakota's accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Steve, Danielle & Johnathan Quattlebaum
#28 The Bedenbaughs 2015-06-08 09:52
We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Dakota was always such a polite young man. Praying that you feel God's arms around you giving you the strength needed to face the days ahead. Lee, Elaine, Elise and Justin
#27 Harriette and George 2015-06-08 09:52
Our dear Kim,
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you, Keith, and Tyler. It seems like yesterday that you entrusted him to me in Second Grade. George was always interested in the many milestones that you shared with me about Dakota. We love you and pray that God will bless and keep you in the days to come and forevermore.
#26 MIKE & DONNA HALL 2015-06-08 09:40
Kim, Keith & Tyler
please know God will hold you close and never let go. Our prayers are with you and your family
#25 Amanda Branham Tomse 2015-06-08 09:13
So sorry to hear about yalls loss. Dakota was a delightful young man. If anything is needed please let me know. We will be praying for yall. Love, Talbott, Amanda, Bristol,& Collin
#24 Melodie Merck Waters 2015-06-08 08:53
Kim,
My heart is truly broken for you. Please take some comfort in knowing that you are in my prayers as well as so many others'. I hope to see you and hug you soon.
Much love and sympathy,
Melodie
#23 Rhonda Johnson 2015-06-08 08:29
Dear Murphy family, Dakota's sudden departure from this earth leaves a hole in your heart and life that only God can fill and heal. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." I will be praying for you, as I too continue to walk this journey.
Rhonda Johnson
#22 Juli Wymer 2015-06-08 08:22
Dakota was a wonderful young man. There are no words to express my sorrow for your family. He will be missed by so many people.
#21 Lisa Lever 2015-06-08 08:20
Kim,
Words can not express how deeply sorry I am to hear of your loss. You, your husband, son and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength for the days and nights ahead.
With all our love,
Lisa Killian Lever and family
#20 Norma price 2015-06-08 07:46
Kim, my heart hurts so bad for you and your family. Dakota was a special young man. I woke up several times during the night with you on my mind. Saying prayers for all of you in the next few days. Love to you
#19 Rosemary 2015-06-08 07:43
You have my deepest sympathy. I cherish the short time that I knew Dakota in elementary school. He was always so full of life. My prayer is that your family will let God wrap his loving arms around you and draw you close to him.
#18 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-06-08 07:42
Our thoughts and prayer are with you,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#17 Jennifer & Josh Ward 2015-06-07 22:06
Kim, Keith, and Tyler,
We are so sorry for loss and are thinking of all of you in this very difficult time of your lives. We will be praying for all of you.

Our love,
Jennifer,Josh and The Boys
#16 Robin Cox 2015-06-07 21:58
Kim , Keith and Tyler,
We just want you to know that we have your family in our thoughts and prayers. Praying God will give you the assurance and comfort to deal with this tragic loss. Allen & Robin Cox family
#15 Linda Richardson 2015-06-07 21:43
So sorry for your loss
Dakota was at the Lighthouse Ministry
During early years of his school life
We got to know him and was able to talk with him and share Jesus with him so many times he was such a nice young man for us
May the Lord give you peace and comfort
Prayers for you and your family
Eddie, Linda, and Blake Richardson
#14 Larry & Barbara Wise 2015-06-07 21:14
Kim, Keith, and Tyler
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you upon hearing of Dakotas accident. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#13 Jim and Patsy Parks 2015-06-07 20:56
Kim, our hearts break for you and your family. We pray that God will give you the peace and strength to endure the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#12 Wendi Caudill 2015-06-07 20:08
So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Dakota was very inspirational to everyone he touched. He will be greatly missed by so many. I hope that you will find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shannon & Wendi Caudill
Ryan Koon
#11 Kenny and Debbie 2015-06-07 19:36
Keith,Kim and Tyler,
Kenny and I are crushed to hear of Dakota's passing. He had a great smile and laugh, not to mention a very giving heart. We are so very sorry for your loss and want you to know that we are praying and grieving with you.
#10 Fran Fellers 2015-06-07 19:05
My heart goes out to each of you. Only God, and God will bring you through the pain and questions. You will always wonder why, but comfort will surround you. I also lost my precious son, David, in Iraq.

My love,

Fran Fellers
#9 Tina & Greg Smith 2015-06-07 18:57
Kim so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort your family today and the days ahead.
#8 Courtney and Brock J 2015-06-07 18:43
We are at loss for words. He was like a brother to us. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all. Dakota will be greatly missed.
#7 Anthony Matthews 2015-06-07 18:33
Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Anthony & Sebrena Matthews
#6 FRANCES HOWARD 2015-06-07 17:48
Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your son. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May GOD wrap his arms around ya'll and comfort you.May GOD bless.
#5 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-06-07 16:51
Ms. Kimberly and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this time of great loss. There is unimaginable pain and grief when someone so young and so dear to you dies. There are no words that can make the pain go away,but our prayer is the God will console you and give you peace.
#4 Ronnie & Kay Porter 2015-06-07 16:28
Kim & family,
I have no words except to say all of you are in our prayers & thoughts. So very sorry.
Hugs & Love
Kay & Ronnie Porter
#3 Lonnette&Randy 2015-06-07 16:20
Kim,Keith,and Tyler, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Dakota. My heart breaks for all of you.I pray God will help you through the days and weeks to come. Love,Lonnette and Randy
#2 Eddie & Michelle She 2015-06-07 16:06
Kim, Keith,& Tyler,
I am so sorry for your loss we've known each other for a very long time all of our kids have grown up together. My heart, my thoughts, and prayers are with you always. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.
Eddie & Michelle Sherman
James & Brittany Hazel
#1 Cecilia D Odum 2015-06-07 15:46
So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Dakota was such a blessing to so many people. He inspired the cross-country team to try their hardest during his time at Mid-Carolina. Your family will be in our prayers. Please call if I can do anything.

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