Waylon Ray Murdock, 81 of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. He was born to the late Cliffton and Melvina Bradley Murdock in Fort Payne, Al., lived his adult life in Chickamauga and was of the Baptist faith. Waylon served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959 and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed. Waylon had a successful career as a business owner and salesman, doing business with people all across America, as owner of North Georgia Trucks & Parts. Many business associates becoming longtime friends, often his generosity to people in need was unknown, but his involvement with an event to benefit children and adults from the Orange Grove Center was recognized. He supported Special Kids Fishing Trips for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 58 years, Hilda Jones Murdock; children, Mike (Regina) Murdock, Keith (Nancy) Murdock and Michelle (Rodney) Marsh; brother, Donald Murdock; grandchildren, Damon Murdock, Justin Marsh, Steele Murdock, and Sophie Murdock; great-grandchildren, Kate and Camryn; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Garland Hullender and Rev. Jay Neal officiating. Interment will follow in the Chickamauga City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday and prior to the service on Thursday.
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.