Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Obituary - Dennis Joe McMurdo

Dennis Joe McMurdo, 69, Peculiar, MO, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Highland Rehab & Health Care Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop #160, Belton, MO.

Dennis was born January 7, 1953 in Kansas City, MO, a son of Robert Neill and Dorthea Mae (English) McMurdo. He was a 1971 graduate of Ruskin High School, where he was in ROTC throughout his high school years. He also was a graduate of the Electronics Institute in Kansas City, MO. He married Rhonda Jean Gamble on June 26, 1976 in Kansas City, MO.

Dennis had worked at Bendix/Honeywell for 44 years as a telemetry technician. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local No. #778 in Kansas City, MO. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Peculiar, MO, and Grandview First Baptist Church, where he was a member and served as a deacon. Dennis was highly involved in all levels of scouting. He was awarded the honor of Eagle Scout in 1968. He was a Sachem in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and was also a member of the Order of the Arrow. Dennis co-authored a book on Revelations from the Bible.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of the home; two children, Larry McMurdo, Peculiar, MO and Carrie McMurdo, Cleveland, MO; they adopted two children ten years later, Jesse McMurdo, Raytown, MO and Rachel McMurdo, Harrisonville, MO; one sister, Theresa Kay Garcia of Oklahoma, and 14 grandchildren.

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