Billy Gene Murdock age 89 of Boaz, Alabama passed away August 19, 2021, at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Earnest Patton and Elizabeth Jenkins Murdock, his sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Bernie Clayborn.
Mr. Murdock is survived by his wife Gayla Trussell Murdock, their three sons and six grandchildren, Joseph Patton Murdock of Atlanta, Andrew Edward Murdock, Kathleen Patton Murdock, John Trussell Murdock (Margaret) of Tuscaloosa, Mary Margaret Murdock, Jane Austin Murdock, James Daniel Murdock (Sherri Lynn) of Birmingham, Katelyn Elizabeth Murdock and Lauren Lane Murdock. He is also survived by his three sisters, Monteen Fortson (Royce), Glenda Lacey (Sonny) and Linda Braswell as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Bill was born on July 29, 1932 in Boaz, Alabama and graduated from Boaz High School in 1950 after which he joined the United States Coast Guard and served for 3 years. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Commerce & Business Administration. Bill worked in management for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Gadsden, Alabama and later for Goodyear International where he lived in Mexico City, Mexico, Manila, Philippines, Melbourne, Australia, and New Delhi, India. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Boaz. Bill enjoyed playing golf, cards, pool, and Alabama football.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boaz, AL. McRae Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mr. Zion Baptist Cemetery Fund, 623 County Road 2, Boaz, AL 35957 or the charity of your choice.