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Gary R Murdock

01/27/1947 - 05/03/2017

Burial Date: 05/07/2017

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Gary R. Murdock, 70, of Lone Tree, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Parkview Manor in Wellman. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family in Gary’s memory. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Gary R. Murdock was born on January 27, 1947, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son Gail and Margaret (Lantz) Murdock. Gary graduated from Lone Tree High School. He married JoAnn Jenn and they later divorced. Gary had worked as a correctional officer for Oakdale Prison in Coralville. He was a member of the Lone Tree Jaycees. He enjoyed playing cards and collecting coins, stamps and baseball cards. Gary was an avid New York Yankees fan and loved his dogs.

Gary will be missed by his daughter, Melissa (Todd) Thomas of Kalona; two grandchildren Caleb and Jarron; brother, Ken (Peg) Murdock of Georgia and sister-in-law, Naomi Murdock of Conesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Esther Powers and two brothers, Cliff and Bob.