WATERTOWN, NY — William R. “Corky” Murrock, 95, Watertown, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023, at Samaritan Summit Village.
Born March 13, 1928, in Watertown, a son of Charles R. and Jennie Royce Murrock, he was a 1945 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy.
On Aug. 16, 1952, he married Anna L. Bergin at Holy Family Church with Fr. Albert J. Farrell officiating. Mrs. Murrock died Oct. 25, 2016.
He was a farmer on the family farm on the Pearl Street Road. William then went on to own and operate Motel 47 on Bradley Street Road until his retirement in 1997.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. He was a life member of both the Watertown Elks Lodge 496 and the Northside Improvement League. He was a former member of the Jefferson County Republican Committee. He enjoyed boating and was also a private pilot.
William is survived by his six children, Gail (Thomas) Saitta, Apalachin, Amy Murrock, Vestal, Scott (Therese) Murrock, Fayetteville, GA, the twins Mary (Peter) Newins, Vestal and Todd (Kimberley) Murrock, Watertown, and Jessie (John) Sullivan, Binghamton; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles G. Murrock, and a sister, Anna M. McDonald.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the funeral home followed by the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Donations in William’s name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St. or Immaculate Heart Central School, 1316 Ives St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.