William Merrick died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga Tenn., in Chattanooga, Tenn.
William was preceded in death by his father, William Andrew Merrick.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Merrick of Hopkinsville; his mother, Gertrude Alton Merrick of Kuttawa; brother Leroy Merrick (and wife Carolyn) of Cadiz; one son, Roger Merrick (and wife Anna); two daughters, Kim Phillips (and husband Tim), all of Cadiz, and Wendy Brown (and husband John) of Hopkinsville; one step-daughter, Sheri Franklin (and husband Sean) of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers were Herman Goodwin, John Lovell, Sean Franklin, Willis Bentley, Donnie Tyler and Terry Dunn. Music was provided by John Lovell and Sheri Franklin, vocalists.