Bucky J. Murdock…November 13, 1928 – October 13, 2014




Bucky J. Murdock passed peacefully from this life into eternal rest with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday evening, October 13, 2014. He was at home on his beloved farm in Sheridan Lake, Colorado with his children and special friend Dran Mozisek.  He was 85 years old.  Bucky was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Fannie Lou Murdock in February of 2010.

Bucky was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 13, 1928 to Jess and Mable Murdock. He is survived by one brother, Jim Murdock and his wife Esther as well as by four children; daughter Toni French and her husband Larry; sons Michael and David Murdock and Laura Jordan; daughter Beth Craft and husband John.  He is also survived by nine grand-children, many great-grand-children.

When Bucky was three years old the family re-located to Garden City, Kansas. Growing up, Bucky mowed lawns, had a garden & sold corn, washed cars, had a newspaper route, sacked groceries, stocked shelves and worked in the meat department at Wall’s Grocery Store.

He started farming in 1941 at the age of sixteen when his dad started farming and received forty acres for his summer’s wages. That was also the year he bought his first car and when he would travel to Hays, Kansas where Fannie was attending Ft. Hays State College.  He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas where he also wrestled.

Bucky and Fannie were married in 1948 and Bucky began his long career of farming and ranching in Eastern Colorado. He was on the Water Board in Sheridan Lake for many years; was an elder in the Sheridan Lake Bible Church, and he and Fannie spent many hours and donated many dollars to the KA Hall in Sheridan Lake.  He ran both cattle and sheep over the years, but after the Lord and Fannie, his true love was the land.  Bucky passed from this life to the next as he lived – on his terms.  He lived up to one of his favorite sayings, “Sounds like you got a plan.”

Funeral services were held at the Chivington Friends Church on Tuesday, October 21 at 11:AM Mountain Time. There will be a private family inurnment.  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to either the Lamar Area Hospice in Lamar, Colorado or to the KA Hall in Sheridan Lake, Colorado.

Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guest book at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.  Funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home in Eads.

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