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Richard L. Murchison

AGE: 73 • Maxwelton, WV

Richard L. Murchison, 73, of Maxwelton, WV, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Born on November 5, 1942, in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Murdoc Murchison and Mildred (Millman) Murchison.

He graduated from PS Dupont High School, in Wilmington, DE, 1960, and from Maryville College, Maryville, TN, 1964. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Delaware in 1966. During a varied career that began as the Director of Economic Development for the State of Delaware, he then became a Vice President at Wilmington Savings Fund Society and later the General Manager of Rollins Cablevision, Wilmington, DE. He then taught at Wesley College in Dover, DE and finished his working career as the Vice President of Marketing at Dover Downs

International Speedway. After he retired he and his wife Linda moved to the mountains of West Virginia. He taught part-time at New River Community College in Lewisburg, WV and was an active member of Clifton Presbyterian Church in Maxwelton, WV.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda P. Murchison, two children, Denise P. Ferguson and husband Jeffrey of Baltimore, MD and Scott L. Murchison and his wife Arleen of Dover, DE, and his two grandsons Alex Ferguson and wife Ruthanne of Maggie Valley, NC and Brian Ferguson of Silver Spring, MD. He is also survived by his sister Charlotte Ann McCracken of Lewisburg, WV and his nephew Edward Black and his wife of Auburn, IN and his stepmother Betty P. Murchison of Glen Mills, PA.

A memorial service will be held Monday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Clifton Presbyterian

Church, Maxwelton, WV with Janice Fraser officiating.

A private interment will be held in Lakeside Cemetery in Dover, DE.
Published in The News Journal on Oct. 20, 2016
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