John Ellis Murdock Sr.
Fort Worth — Dr. John Ellis Murdock Sr., “Dr. J.E,” 99, passed to his heavenly reward on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in his home in Fort Worth. TH family said, “Daddy” was smiling, prayerful, and peaceful the entire night before.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday in the main sanctuary of The Wisdom Center, 4051 Denton Hwy., Fort Worth, 76117. Viewing/Visitation:Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Wisdom Center inside the J.E. Murdock Prayer Chapel.
Memorials: May be delivered to The Wisdom Center and gifts in lieu of flowers will be received at the mailing address or by phone at817-509-1385.
Dr. J.E. Murdock was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Grapeland, son of Ira Taylor Murdock and Clarice Skidmore Murdock. There he attended school, was actively involved in sports, and later married Willie Dunham Murdock on May 26, 1934.
“Dr. J.E.” was known around southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas for his passion for prayer . . . and founder of seven new churches. He was president/founder of the Highways and Hedges, Inc. He pastored numerous churches and authored nine books and was a composer of songs. He received national recognition for his remarkable poetry.
He raised seven children, led many to Christ, but was best known for his understanding of prayer. He was the beloved patriarch father of The Wisdom Center of Fort Worth, a global outreach ministry into over 200 nations.
The Murdock family extends deep gratitude to the caregivers who served “Dr. J.E.” and appreciates the outpouring of love from The Wisdom Center church family, and many partners throughout the world.
He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Willie Dunham Murdock; daughter, Barbara Ann Murdock Eidson; brothers; and sisters.
Survivors: Children, John Jr. and wife, Gloria Murdock of Orange, Mike Murdock of Fort Worth, Flo Warriner and husband, Lee, of Cortland, Neb., Deborah Faith Johnson and husband, Robert, KayDonna Ruth Murdock of Leesville, La., David E. Murdock and wife, Cindy, of Fort Worth; also, numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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