Richard Aaron Murdock Sr., 91, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away at home on Saturday, June 10, 2023. He was born March 25, 1932, in Scarbro, WV, to Wellington Ray Murdock Sr. and Elizabeth Honaker Murdock.
Richard grew up on the Collins farm, where his parents were caretakers, and attended Oak Hill High School. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and came home as a Sergeant. Richard “Dick” entered the family business of hauling coal and cutting timber. His pride and joy were a red Diamond Reo log truck that he would wash and wax on weekends. Dick took night classes and learned to be a machinist, which became his expertise as one of the founders of W. R. Murdock & Sons, Inc. Hydraulic Service. He was also the founder of Rooster’s Hydraulic Service, where until most recently, he had worked side by side with his son and grandson. Richard was a member of the Oak Hill Lions Club and had served his home church, the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, as both a Deacon and Elder.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Ann Murdock, and brothers W. Ray Murdock Jr. and James A. Murdock Sr.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son Richard A. “Rooster” Murdock Jr., his wife, Diana, grandson Richard “Aaron” Murdock III and his wife, Carrie; Dr. Brandon Murdock and his wife, Dr. My Linh Vu Murdock and great-grandson, Richard A. Murdock IV.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Ave: Oak Hill, WV, with Rev. Nancy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park.
Friends may call on the family from 1:00 pm until the time of service at the church.
The pallbearers will be Richard Murdock Jr., Richard Murdock III, Brandon Murdock, “Bo” LaRocco, Damon Kincaid, Toney Pearson, and RC Curtis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, 250 Central Ave. Oak Hill, WV 25901.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlawnfuneralhome.com.
High Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.