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J.D. Merrell

Graveside service for J.D. Merrell, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1 PM at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Burial will be beside his wife, Betty Jo Sams Merrell.

Mr. Merrell, a native of Bruceton, TN, was the son of the late Fred and Gurthie Merrell. He worked on Redstone Arsenal in Property Management and was a member of Park City Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He passed away on August 16, 2017 at Lincoln Care Center.

Survivors include his daughters, Jan (Jim) Smith and Jenny Smith; grandchildren, Justin (Amy) Harwell, Jamie Cobb, Jason Smith, and Jessica Smith; and great-grandchildren, Aubrynn, Jacob, and Asher all of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters and four brothers.

Visitation with the family will be held at Higgins Funeral Home Friday, August 18, 2017, at 11 AM until time of service.

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#1 Comment By Debby Kinser Stowe On August 16, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

So sorry for your loss.

#2 Comment By Wanda Shelton On August 16, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

Dear Jan and Jenny:

I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless each of you and your families.

#3 Comment By Tammy Bigham Dean On August 16, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

Jan & Jenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort and peace during this time.

#4 Comment By Jack and Melva On August 16, 2017 @ 10:41 pm

JD was the best neighbor you could ask for. He was a real friend. Best sense of humor ever. Great guy who will be missed.

#5 Comment By Myra dickey On August 16, 2017 @ 11:52 pm

Jan and Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you.

#6 Comment By Andrea Burns On August 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

So sorry for your loss.. prayers for you and your family.

#7 Comment By Toby Ivey On August 18, 2017 @ 11:41 am

It’s tough to lose a friend like Mr. Merrell. He has been and will be missed even more. He always made me feel good telling me how he enjoyed eating what little food I took him to eat from time to time. Especially when it was some crappie. 🙂 He loved that. Good bye for now ole buddy.

#8 Comment By Jeff & Pam Towry On August 18, 2017 @ 12:23 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.