Dr. John Ellis Murdock Sr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – 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. The family said, “Daddy” was smiling, prayerful, and peaceful the entire night before.? Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in
the main sanctuary of The Wisdom Center, 4051 Denton Hwy., Fort Worth, 76117. ? Gifts in lieu of flowers will be received at the mailing address or by phone at 817-509-1385.? 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 as founder of seven 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 include his 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. Arrangements were by Mount Olivet.