|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2013|
(Published in Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 4, 2013)
Bobby Gene Murdock, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Valley View Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Larry Dunlap and Pastor Rob Seale officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.
Bobby was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Hall County to John and Zona Murdock. He was raised in Memphis before moving to Amarillo, where he married Patsy Newberry in 1958. Bobby worked for State Chemical as well as Affiliated Foods. He married Donna Johnson on Nov. 21, 1969, in Amarillo. He was employed with Jack Cooper Transports, retiring in 1999.
He and Donna moved to Howardwick, where they resided for more than 14 years. There, he was a member of the Teamsters, served as a volunteer fire fighter and was the alderman on the city council. They were active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon and Odessa. They spent seven years working summers at Fun Valley in South Fork, Colo., where he fried up the best fried chicken in Colorado and Texas. He retired from there in 2011, due to his declining health.
Bobby was very social and enjoyed the company of others, specifically in card and dominoes playing. He enjoyed woodworking and craft making in his spare time.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, J.H., Billy and Elton Murdock.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Donna Murdock of Odessa; three sons, Scott Murdock and wife Marcia, Victor Wilkins and wife Patty of Amarillo and David Murdock and wife Kathleen of Macai, Brazil; four daughters, Dyann Barlett and husband Mike of Evergreen, Colo., Carla Harless and husband Dan of Odessa, Karen Moore and husband David of Amarillo and Shelly Henry and husband Randy of Houston; three sisters, Claudine Wilson and Beth Saxon, both of Amarillo, and Joyce Bloxom of Memphis; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
John Hunter Murdock (1904 - 1981)
Zona Mae Wilks Murdock (1903 - 1959)
John Hunter Murdock (1923 - 1961)*
Claudine Jewel Murdock Wilson (1925 - 2015)*
Billy Joe Murdock (1927 - 1959)*
Joyce Murdock Bloxom (1929 - 2014)*
Elton Carroll Murdock (1931 - 1991)*
Bobby Gene Murdock (1942 - 2013)
Plot: Section 5B Lot 12 Space 1
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: Dec 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121124746