John Edward Merrill, 59, of Powderly, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at his home.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
John, the son of William Wyatt Merrill and Marjorie Jean Tyler Merrill, was born Nov. 13, 1961, in Montour Falls, NY. He graduated from Prairiland High School in 1979, and joined the United States Army. Following four years of service, he received an honorable discharge. John then began a career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation which spanned more than 37 years. John was still working at the time of his passing.
He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed bowling, and his motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Wyatt Merrill, a son, Robert Dean Merrill, his father-in-law & mother-in-law, George & Beverly Bottoms, a brother, Deat Merrill, and a sister, Barbara Armistead & husband Walter.
Survivors include his wife, Juliana Bottoms Merrill, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1982, building 38 years of family and memories, two children, John Merrill, Jr. & wife Summer of Paris, and Kaylon Merrill of the home, grandchildren, Rebecca Goodin, George Merrill, and Levi Merrill, his mother, Marge Merrill, siblings, Tom Merrill & wife Barb, William Merrill & wife Ann, Ann Frances & husband Danny, Nancy Harrison & husband Danny, and Jeff Merrill, and a sister-in-law, Cindy Merrill along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles and a plethora of friends.
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