6/9/15 — Michael Lewis Murdock

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Lewis Murdock, age 63, of Manchester will be conducted Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Elder Keith Sims officiating.

Interment will follow at Old Reddens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Murdock passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Williamson County Medical Center in Franklin, TN.

He was born December 31, 1951 in Perry County, Tennessee the son of the late Lewis Carroll Murdock and Ola Barber Murdock. He graduated from Perry County High School and was valedictorian of his his class. Michael attended University of TN at Martin for two years prior to going to University of TN at Knoxville where he graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree. His career as an Electrical Engineer spanned a 40 year period with Jacobs/Svrdrup and his last year with ATA. Michael was known by family and friends to be a quiet, intelligent, logical person who was immensely thoughtful. However, he also had a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. He enjoyed most any activity spent outdoors, whether it be hiking in the mountains or boating and water skiing with his family at Normandy Lake. One of his true passions was for music and playing his guitar with friends. Michael did not claim to be a religious person but most people, who were close to him, knew he knew his Bible cover to cover and what it said. Michael was saved and lived his life as the good Lord intended us all to live our lives each day. Michael will be forever missed by his loving family and all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two very dear best friends, William “Bill” Murdock and Glen Estep.

Survivors include his loving wife of 12 years, Vickie Herman Murdock of Manchester; three children, Melissa Ann Murdock and Christopher Brian Tate both of Manchester; and Jessica Leigh Tate of Nashville, TN; and the “other woman” in his life that brought him great joy, Bluesy, his Australian Shepherd.

Memorial contributions in Memory of Michael may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma or to the Friendship Baptist Church.