Burt Murdock’s Home Going

Burt MurdockBurton (Burt) C Murdock, age 87, of Bolivar was born on August 22, 1928 in Buffalo, New York. He passed away peacefully at his home on December 7, 2015.
On August 27, 1948 Burt married his High School sweetheart, Sylvia Christensen. His wife of 67 years survives.
They have four children: sons Paul Murdock of Denver, CO, who is married to Terri Lewis; David Murdock of Waterford, WI; daughters Joy Rothdiener of Bolivar, MO who is married to John; and Jane Murdock of Bolivar. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Mindy, Jared, Emily, Sarah, Nathan, Jason, Kellie and Derek; 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
After accepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 9, Burt was called to a lifetime of Christian ministry. He pastored churches in Parkman, ME, Ambler, PA, Clayton, NJ, Lakewood and Denver, CO. He also served as Youth Editor at Baptist Publications in Denver.
The last 12 years of Burt’s active ministry were spent as Director of the Conservative Baptist Association of New York State. During retirement he taught adult Sunday School for 12 years at Southern Hills Baptist Church, where he faithfully attended during the 17 years he lived in Bolivar. Until Burt’s vision failed he enjoyed oil painting, photography and a variety of other creative interests. While living in Colorado he enjoyed the outdoors and hiking in the mountains. He was a loving husband and father who has left a legacy influencing countless lives for Christ. He will be missed.
Celebration of life will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 1220 S. Springfield, Bolivar, MO, on Saturday, December 12, 2015.¬†Family will welcome friends from 3-4 pm; the service will begin at 4.¬†In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to International Missions Board (IMB) Development, “Lottie Moon,” PO Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23280 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater MO Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Dr, Columbia, MO 65201