December 11, 2019 at 6:22 p.m.

Lawrence Murdock

June 1, 1941-Dec. 9, 2019

Lawrence C. Murdock Jr., 78, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2019, at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ossian, Indiana.

Larry was born on June 1, 1941, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to the late Lawrence Murdock Sr. and the late Bertha (Weeksman) Murdock-McCully. He was united in marriage to Mary Gorman on Nov. 22, 1960, and she preceded him in death on April 24, 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #43 in Decatur.

Larry was employed at Teamsters Local 414 as a truck driver for 26 years before retiring in 2005. Larry also drove cars for many of the auto dealerships in Decatur.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961, attaining the rank of private first class before being honorably discharged. In later years, beginning in 1986, he enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in Bluffton, Indiana, and was also honorably discharged.

Larry enjoyed life to the fullest. Larry cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by four daughters, Tina Cavanaugh of Portland, Indiana, Debbie Lynn Culp of Decatur, Indiana, Melissa (Todd) Raugh of Greenwood, South Carolina, and Crystal (Doug) Nash of Craigville, Indiana; three sons, Christopher Murdock of Decatur, Indiana, Garry (Debra) Murdock of Decatur, Indiana, and Bruce Allen Murdock of Brazil, Indiana; brother Daniel Murdock of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his grandmother, Emma Powell; grandson, Nathan Raugh; two great-grandsons, James Raugh and Jackson Hirshey; and two great-granddaughters, Jalissa Raugh and Jordan Raugh.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with Pastor Peter Brock officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #43 of Decatur following the service. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Preferred memorials can be made to Adams County Community Foundation’s dementia fund or cancer fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes, Decatur.
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