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Calvin Jack Murdock

January 18, 1924 ~ August 11, 2021 (age 97)


Calvin Jack Murdock, age 97 of Cherryville, North Carolina, passed away on August 11, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Santa Barbara, California. He was born January 18, 1924 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky, just outside of Murray to the late William Spencer Murdock and Ola Jones Murdock. He was a WW2 veteran of the United States Navy. After the war, Calvin graduated from Murray State University in 1950 as a civil engineer. He moved to North Carolina in the 1950’s from Memphis, was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Cherryville American Legion Post #100 He was a hard worker who was formerly employed as a civil engineer with the City of Memphis Public Works, as a Field Representative with Sinclair Oil in Memphis and Charlotte, and went on to own and operate oil distributor Cherry-Linc Oil. He loved his many friends collected over the years, horses and bird dogs, especially setters and pointers, and his daughters and grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Howard Murdock, daughter, Melissa Murdock, brother, Max Murdock, and sister, Madelle Murdock Seay.


Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Murdock and grandchildren, Hannah and Micah Farfour and Max and Margot Grotstein and three great grandsons, Luka, Leo and Elias Kachaamy.


A memorial service will be held at a future date due to the current COVID conditions. If so inclined, please make donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church, a community that was very special to Calvin.


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