Joe A. Murdock, Jr. a native Houstonian was born 3-30-52 to Joe Sr. & Catherine Murdock. He passed on 10-15-2019 at M.D. Anderson Hospital after a short hard fought battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Joe graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School and received his degree from University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Preceeded in death by father Joe, Sr. and brother Michael Murdock, Sr.. Survived by mother Catherine Murdock, niece Christy Murdock Williams, nephew Mike Murdock, Jr. and great nephew Barrett Michael Williams, numerous cousins and friend, and special traveling friend Vivian Gonzalez of Puerto Rico. His most active hobby was world traveling. He also enjoy preparing meals from foreign countries recipes. He worked many years in sales until establishing his own manufacturing business for laboratory equipment and supplies. In lieu of flowers please donate to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.