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1968 Larry "Ricky" Richard Murdock, Jr. 2024

Larry "Ricky" Richard Murdock, Jr.

August 1, 1968 — March 10, 2024



Larry “Ricky” Richard Murdock, Jr. transcended into his heavenly home on Sunday, March 10th, 2024. He was a loving and devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and a friend to many people. 

He was born on August 1, 1968, in Siler City, N.C. to the late Larry Murdock, Sr. & Linda Murdock-Siler. Ricky was the first of two children born to this union. He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Richard Murdock, Sr. 

Ricky joined Gees Grove AME Zion Church and was a 1986 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School.  

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Linda Murdock-Siler, brother Zachery Headen, Jr. (Pumpkin) and one sister, Tiffany Murdock, one daughter Trisha Murdock, one son Donovan Woods, one grandson, Prince Murdock and one granddaughter, Stormi Reign Murdock, a host of uncles and aunts, family, and friends. 

Ricky later moved to Florida and met Shanna Gilmore, his special friend of seventeen years. 

Ricky worked at Mowery Elevator Company in Cottondale Florida. Upon returning home to North Carolina, he worked at Mountaire Farms in Siler City until his health declined. 

Ricky loved to cook on the grill and became known for his famous ‘Ricky Chicken.’  He loved grilling with family and friends and never missed a cookout. Ricky loved music of all kinds. 

Funeral service will be held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, at 2 pm. Visitation will be one hour prior at Smith & Buckner Chapel. Burial will follow at Gees Grove AME Zion Church. Officiating will be Reverend Jessie Harrison.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Murdock family.

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