Charles R. Murdock, 88, Anderson, passed away Feb. 14, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Anderson, the son of Duncan and Agnes (George) Murdock. He retired from Container Corp. of Anderson after 47 years.
Charles was an active member of the Salvation Army working and coaching youth basketball and serving as athletic director of men's basketball and softball. He volunteered ringing bells at Christmas, was a Sunday school teacher and put out Salvation Army flags for soldiers that had passed away.
Charles also loved training dogs, he served as director of training at the Muncie Obedience Training Club and was a judge at the Delaware County 4-H fair. He was very proud of his Doberman, Jude who placed in the top 20 in obedience training in the U.S. and was invited to Seattle, Wash., to compete. He had the terrific honor of having the top male Dobe in the U.S. that year.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Martha Murdock of Anderson; two sons, Charles R. (Stephanie) Murdock Jr. and Roger Murdock, all of Anderson; four grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa) Beebe of Florida, Mike (Kim) Murdock of Lapel, Pamela (Chris) Juarez of Michigan and Joe Beebe of Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Courtney and Megan Beebe of Florida, Taylor Rose and Aiden Murdock of Lapel, and Marco Juarez of Michigan; special friends, Tom and Sally Bilyeu, and Bob Buttery; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan and Agnes (George) Murdock; his daughter, Sharon (Murdock) Beebe; a grandson, Charles R. Murdock III; and sisters and brothers, Agnes Cook, Barbara Hubner, Isabelle Moore, Kate Hudson, Duncan Murdock, Jr. and James Murdock.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Major Mike Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownbutzdiedering.com.
Published on February 15, 2017