Tommy P. Murdock, 85, died peacefully at home on December 13, 2020 in Daphne, Alabama. Tom was born and raised in Chicago. He served five years in the U.S. Army, returned to Chicago, and served as a police office for 33 years. In 1959, he met the love of his life, Betty (nee Kenah). In 1960, they were married and raised three daughters who he forever referred to as “his girls.”
In his youth, Tom loved to hunt with his Dad and Uncle, but his true passion was fishing, especially with his best friend, Clem Sliwa. Tom had many talents and enjoyed gardening and cooking his famous breakfasts for his girls and being the “Jack of all trades” around the house.
Tom will be forever remembered as a devoted husband of more than 60 years, a treasured father and grandfather. He was also beloved by many nieces and nephews.
Tom was proceeded in death by his parents, Patrick and Margaret and his sister Sylvia.
He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters, Kathleen (the late Vincent) Sullivan, Margaret (Michael) McGhee and Annie (the late Todd) Claver; grandchildren, Katie Claver, Malcolm McGhee, and Maeve McGhee; and sisters, Pat (Bob) Young and Nancy (Phil) Pagnotta; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A celebration of life with be scheduled after we tame Coronavirus. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tom’s memory to Boys Town, St. Jude Hospital or Kindred Hospice.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
Our love and prayers are with you, Betty. God bless you and keep you, Tom.
Tom was a very wonderful man and always treated me like a daughter. He was always warm and welcoming to my husband Tom and we enjoyed his company and sense of humor. He will be missed by all. Rest in peace Tom. Love you.
I love you, Grandpa ♥️ I will honor our memory forever
To Betty and family We send our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Tom. We are so happy that we spend time with both of you in Port Charlotte. May he RIP. Sheila and Manny
I’m holding you all in my heart. He was so loved. ❤️ What a wonderful man.
So sorry for your loss. ❤️
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to you Betty and family. Memories of good times will help get through this great loss. God Bless and R.I.P. Tom. Roberta and Vincent Dugan (Kingsgate)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Murdock family
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.