James Ernest 'Hardrock' Murdock
James Ernest "Hardrock" Murdock, 53, of Dameron, passed away on December 1st, 2019.
He was born on September 26th, 1966, to Shirley and Dorothy Murdock in Cleveland, Ohio.
James was married to Tammy Muncey, to whom he shared 35 amazing years.
He was an amazing father to Jamie, Steven, and Melissa and a wonderful and loving grandfather to his eight grandchildren: Hunter, Abigail, Skylar, Kenleigh, Braylon, Avery, Jameson and Adeline.
James worked as plant foreman at Elk Run and Marfork Coal Company. He was always there for his co-workers who were like a second family to him.
An avid fisherman, he loved to fish for trout, catfish and bass. James also enjoyed learning and taking up the skill of hunting deer.
James could be found listening to music, sitting by a fire, spending time with his family or making someone laugh with his goofy sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Robert.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Tammy and their children, Jamie Murdock and his wife, Samantha; Steven Murdock and his wife, Sarah; Melissa Cunningham and her husband, Austin; sister, Sandra Gollihue and her companion, Rick; brother, Larry Murdock and wife, Tina; sister, Rose Pugh and her husband, Alan; uncle, Charles Wiseman and his wife, Susan and brother-in-law, Earl Muncey; also his eight grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews; along with many cousins, uncles, aunts, co-workers and friends.
James was adored by all those who knew him and he was loved far more than he could have ever imagined.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 6th at 1:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The burial will follow in the Murdock Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8pm at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Friday.
"Bye, Love. James, you will be greatly missed."
Published on December 3, 2019

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Tracey lea snead
Dec 06, 2019
In1997 I was losing my baby James and Tammy was there haveing their babygirl James. Came into the labor room I was in got on the bed with me put his hands on my tummy and started praying for my baby when his baby was born he had the nurses bring the baby to me so I would be the first one to hold her James I'm going tomiss you love you Aunt traceylea
Goldie Meadows
Dec 06, 2019
Gary Meadows loves this man and now they are reunited once again. James was a very kind man and he will be missed by so many.
Dallas "Bird" Henderson
Dec 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss I worked with him for 9 years. He was a good man and he was always good to me.
LeighAnn Phillips
Dec 04, 2019
“James was adored by all those who knew him and he was loved far more than he could have ever imagined.”
Beautifully written. I am grieving with you as you deeply feel the loss of this wonderful man. Hold each other close. We aren’t promised tomorrow.
Sheila Dunwoody
Dec 04, 2019
Jamie we are so sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. We love you!
Alex and Kelley Massey
Dec 04, 2019
Prayers for the family.
Brenda thatcher
Dec 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to everyone That God give you all comfort and help u through this my prayers r with all of u
Diane Fedor
Dec 03, 2019
So sorry for the Murdocks families loss. Always had fond memories of this entire family. Grew up next to their grandma Rosie she and this family were always special to my family. Sending hugs love and prayers for all.
Daisy Combs&Danny; Scott
Dec 03, 2019
I had known James since he was very young,he played with my boys a lot because we lived next door to each other for many years.I have yet to really believe he is gone...But he is with his Mother and Father in Heaven rejoicing..Many prayers going up to the family R.I.P. my friend