John William Murdock
February 5, 1934 -
January 6, 2022

Visitation

January 8, 2022
12:30 pm to 2 pm

Service 

January 8, 2022
2 pm

Interment

January 8, 2022
Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of John William Murdock, age 87, of Petersburg, TN. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Chaplain Mike Dodrill officiating. Burial will follow in Talley Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30 pm to 2 pm at Higgins.

John was born February 5, 1934, in Marshall County, TN to the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Jones Murdock. He met his high school sweetheart Mary Sue Talley at Morgan Prep School, and the two married in 1953. John worked as a supervisor in quality assurance at Heil Quaker for 20 years, and then went on to the engineering department at Amana where he worked another 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and especially enjoyed coon hunting and quail hunting, and he was known for having excellent bird dogs. John passed away January 6, 2022, at NHC Health Care in Lewisburg.

Along with his wife of 68 years he is survived by his son, Andy (Frances) Murdock of Petersburg; daughters, Susan Murdock of Petersburg, and Cindy (Randy McQuiston) Murdock of Lewisburg; grandson, Andrew Murdock II of Petersburg; sister, Margaret Adams of Fayetteville; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Jean Dyer, Elizabeth Owen, and Frances Cater.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John William Murdock.

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3 Comments

  1. Amelia Dyer Strasler

    I am so sorry to learn of Uncle John’s passing. I always admired his knowledge of hunting, fishing, and nature in general. His family was very important to him and I could tell that he loved them very much. He will be greatly missed.

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  2. Margaret Warren Beard

    So sorry to hear of Mr John passing. He was a good man and devoted family man. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Wish I could have been there for the family but unable to be there because of physical limitations.

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  3. Ruthie Jeans

    I worked with John for several years at Amanda. He was a fine man and I am so very sorry to hear of his passing! Your family will be in my prayers.

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3 Comments

  1. Amelia Dyer Strasler

    I am so sorry to learn of Uncle John’s passing. I always admired his knowledge of hunting, fishing, and nature in general. His family was very important to him and I could tell that he loved them very much. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  2. Margaret Warren Beard

    So sorry to hear of Mr John passing. He was a good man and devoted family man. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Wish I could have been there for the family but unable to be there because of physical limitations.

    Reply
  3. Ruthie Jeans

    I worked with John for several years at Amanda. He was a fine man and I am so very sorry to hear of his passing! Your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply

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