Rev. Jimmie Fuller officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Merrick Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Mr. Merrick died on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at his home following a long illness.
Mr. Merrick was born on October 8, 1935, in Caldwell County. He was the son of the late William Thomas and Mary Hazel P’Poole Merrick.
Mr. Merrick was a retired concrete finisher with Bernet Construction; and was a member of Blue Spring Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Archie Merrick, and a sister, Mildred Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Merrick; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Steve Barney of Omaha, Neb., Mary and Terry King of Shellsburg, Iowa, and Paula and Greg Hart of Anamosa, Iowa; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Thomas Merrick and Randall Merrick, both of Caldwell County, James Merrick of Graves County, and Don Merrick of Symsonia; six sisters, Aline Woods of Trigg County, Pearl Dixon of Henderson, Lillian Hale of Hopkinsville, Ellouise Mitchell of Caldwell County, Katherine Keefer of Maidens, Va., and Linda Harrell of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.