ANDERSON — David Murdock of Anderson, passed on to eternal life peacefully surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer on Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence in Anderson. He was born in Anderson on Oct. 17, 1945, and resided all of his life in Anderson.
David graduated from Anderson High School in 1963.
He is a retired fireman from the City of Anderson where he served as firefighter, captain and EMT.
He was a member of the Firefighter Union IAFF Local 1262, and Indiana Firefighters Association, Masonic Lodge Madison 44 F. & A. M., Pendleton, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and the Shrine Club. He enjoyed going to car shows around the area, especially the James Dean Festival; he also enjoyed hunting.
David is survived by his loving spouse, Peg Murdock, whom he married Feb. 19, 1966, in Anderson. He is also survived by his two daughters, Kelly (Murdock) Kichler ( Eric) of Indianapolis, and Kris (Murdock) Henderson (Kevin Chalfant) of Anderson; mother, Mary Case Hester of Anderson; father. Elliot Murdock (Millie) of Anderson; sister, Deb Cox (Paul) of Lafayette; two grandsons, Justin Henderson of Anderson and Colin Kichler of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. David had many special friends that were just like family, including his dog Buddha (Boo).
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Jim Henderson; stepfather, Floyd Hester; and a brother, Garner Jenkins.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Jim Tallman officiating.
Cremation will take place .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health Care Hospice and the Anderson Fire Rescue House.
The family requests that everyone come to the funeral home in casual attire (jeans).
Post online condolences at www.loosecares.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.