John Quincy Merrill, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at South Hampton Place, Columbia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne A. Doolin officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Ridge Park Cemetery following the service. Donations are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Apr. 17, 1919, near Saline City, he was the son of the late Edson Charles and Elnora McCarty Merrill. On Dec. 27, 1940, at the parsonage of First Baptist Church in Marshall, he was married to Dorothy Helen Keith by William M. Taylor. He was in farming prior to his coming to Marshall in 1945. He had a long association with the Farm Supply Company and Nicholas Appliance Company before forming the partnership of Merrill and Meyer. He formed his own business as Merrill Appliance before his retirement in 1981. Prior to his moving to Columbia ten months ago, he had been a life long resident of Saline County. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall and had served as the secretary of the Men's Bible Class for a number of years. He was a former trustee of the church. He was a scout leader and held memberships in the Big Bend Archaeological Society and the Missouri State Archaeological Society.
He is survived by his wife of South Hampton Place; one son, Rev. J. Wayne Merrill and his wife, Patricia, of Columbia; one daughter, Donna K. Trammell and her husband, James, of Holt's Summit; five grandchildren, Christopher Keller of Bolivar, Steven Keller and his wife, Kris, of Rochester, N.Y., Susan Cash and her husband, Rick, of Castle Rock, Colo., Martha Merrill of Columbia and Amanda Thiele and her husband, Jeremy, of Maryland Heights; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Keller of Lake Ozark, and Zachary, Kathryn, Jessica, Kariss and Jackson Cash of Castle Rock, Colo.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Edson Merrill.
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