I am very saddened by the news of Merle&s passing. I have played music for the Wea High School Alumni Banquet for the past six years and Merle was there each time. He was always gracious and kind and always complimented me on my playing. I will miss him very much and am very fortunate to have known him.
The sad news reached me early Sunday morning and wonderful memories of Merle and all of you have filled my mind since then. Of course all I can think about is the wonderful ham salad he made, outstanding baskets of tomatoes he grew and homemade blackberry pies. I can also still see Merle wearing his lovely girly hat , riding the mower as he took care of the family home and his sheep. Thanks to Bonnie and other members of his family, I know that he found the contentment in his life that few of us manage to discover. I hope that many warm highlights of your life with him will help you through the difficult days ahead. Shine on cousin Merle. We will see you soon. Save some gardening space in Heaven for tomatoes , berries and the many loved ones you left behind. Jacqueline Martin
I always loved being called his red headed step child, because he was just like having a ""Dad"" looking after me when I was out over the road. And I will never forget the scolding he gave me over the Nextel...beep beep ""I told you not to follow so close!"". Scared me then makes me smile today :}
I so much wish I could be there Wednesday, but the distance and work is in my way. Much love to all the family. Lady Blue WILL always remember Merle as ""Dad"".
aka: Lady Blue
I can&t make it for Merle&s services, but I want you to know that you and Linda are in my prayers.
May God bless you and comfort you both.