J.C. Merrick, age 64, of Nancy, KY., departed this life suddenly on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
J.C. was born on July 13, 1952 in Nancy, KY., to the late M.E. and Zella Scrimager Merrick. He was of Baptist faith and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Nancy. He was a farmer and worked for Eagle Hardwood.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Stanley Merrick, whom he married on March 22, 1997 in Nancy; two nephews who were like sons, Brian Lee Merrick of Somerset, and Jason Scott Merrick of Stanford, KY.; two step-daughters, who he loved as his own, Lesley Baker (and Chris McKnight) of Somerset, and Belinda Baker of Bronston, KY.; six siblings, Lowell (and Doris) Merrick of Nancy, Bernard (and Adele) Merrick of Lexington, KY., Thurman (and Betty) Merrick of Kettering, OH, Elfreda (and Carl E.) Hargis of Dayton, OH., Karen (and Wendell) Brotherton of Nancy, and Norman (and Cindy) Merrick of Nancy; four step-grandchildren, Tristen Hansford, Blake Spaw, Tyson Coffey, and Kigeaun Coffey.
Other family members who survive are his brother in-laws, Robert Stanley, Tommy Lee Stanley; sister in-laws, Joy Newport, Cora (and Ray) Marlow, and Jimmie Sue Lewis, all of Oneida, TN., along with numerous nieces, and nephews who loved their uncle J.C.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Merrick; a very special mother in-law, Margaret Louise Stanley; and a great niece, Gabby Merrick.
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dewight Stanley and Bro. Eric Brotherton officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Blake Spaw, Eric Brotherton, Brian Merrick, Jason Merrick, Steve Merrick, and Ricky Merrick.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for J.C. Merrick.
Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home
Lakeside Memorial Gardens