Vernon J. Murdock, age 66, passed away of natural causes in his home on July 5th, 2022. He was married to Jan Bruce in June of 1973, but later divorced.
Vern was born in Cedar City, Utah on May 4th, 1956. He was the son of Lenora Mae Hutchings and Jack Freeman Murdock. He grew up in Grantsville, attending Grantsville High School where he lettered in football and then graduated in 1974. He served his country in the military and was very proud of his service. He worked in many different trades, but he had a love for cooking. Vern loved fishing, camping, really anything outdoors. He had a special love for his animal buddies Duke and Kat. Vern was a very caring man who would do anything for anyone. He had a struggle with alcohol but was able to give up the addiction for a number of years which he was especially proud of.
Vern is survived by his sister Verna Anderson (Hoy), son William Jack Murdock (BJ), one step daughter Shaina, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews, and three great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, father, mother, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his nephews Jack, Chip, and Kelley Anderson.
A memorial at Camp Williams Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors will be held for Vern where he will be laid to rest. There will also be a celebration of life for his friends and family. The dates of the memorial and celebration of life are to be arranged. Friends and family may enquire about the services by reaching out to Verna Anderson or Max Hunt.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite animal charity or organization.
Arrangements are in the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Grantsville.