Brother William Alvin Merrill Jr., of Dayton and Columbus, OH was called peacefully home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 14, 2021. He gained his wings and soared into heaven’s gates rejoicing to be with his loved ones.
William was a God-fearing man who loved to serve the Lord. He was a loving father and grandfather of six generations of grandchildren. He was a Deacon and a trustee of Ethan Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clayton, OH. William retired after 55 years working for the PA Railroad Co.
He loved to travel, fly planes, garden, and participate in any kind of volunteer work.
William is preceded in passing by his parents, William Alvin & Lillian Merrill; siblings, Beverly Bradford, Delores Lash, John Robert Merrill and Jeanne Thomas.
Brother William Merrill Jr. leaves to cherish his memory with his sister Constance Caroll and sister in law Barbara Carole Merrill, daughter, Sandra Merrill; son, Jerome (Pamela) Merrill; grandchildren, Kenyatta & Kenyetta Draughon, Kisha & Ahmed Alexander, Jerome Merrill, Jermaine Logan & Kimberly Cole; his former wife, Hattie Merrill; special friends, Alisha Bush and other Deacon family, Frank Watkins, Garrett Lockett and Earl Davis; as well as a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1205 Hildreth Ave. Columbus, OH 43203.
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