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Randy R. Murdock

Randy R. Murdock

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Randy R. Murdock

July 2, 1960-March 29, 2020

REYNOLDS — Randy R. Murdock, 59, of Reynolds, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Private visitation and graveside services will be held in the coming days. Burial will be in Buffalo Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of Rockridge FFA or to the Rockridge Baseball Program. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Reynolds, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Randy was born on July 2, 1960, in Aledo, Ill.,, a son of Russell E. and Luella Jean (Anderson) Murdock. He married Joanne Verschoore on Dec. 3, 1983, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Taylor Ridge. Randy and Joanne spent over 36 years living, working and sharing life's challenges together through thick and thin. Randy spent his whole life on the farm and was proud to carry on farming as his family tradition. He was a member of the Buffalo Prairie Lodge #679 A.F. & A.M. and the Buffalo Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Randy enjoyed Freemasonry, again following in his father's footsteps. Randy also enjoyed hunting whitetail deer and waterfowl, golfing, traveling and spending time in Hawaii. Randy's all-time love was baseball. From an early age, Randy was passionate for the sport.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joanne, and a host of extended family including his many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Ryan.

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