Leland “Travis” Merrick, age 71, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Travis was born on May 24, 1949 to the late Leland Merrick and Wanza Combest Merrick. He was a member of Okolona Missionary Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren; he also had a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and mowing his yard.
He is survived by two sons, Leland “T.J.” (and Tracie) Merrick, Jr. of Nancy and Charles Leland Merrick of Nancy; one daughter, Michelle Dawn Merrick of Nancy; five brothers, David (and Elaine) Merrick of Somerset, Danny (and Marla) Merrick of Jonesborough, TN, John Merrick of Nancy, Sam Merrick of Nancy, and Paul (and Joy) Merrick of Somerset; a sister, Laura Jean Merrick of Somerset; five grandchildren, Harley Nicole (and Johnny) Merrick, Destiny Rashae McBride, C.J. Abney, Carson Merrick and Logan Merrick; two great grandchildren, Roman McCoy and Kai Warren; his former wife, Connie Sue Hail Merrick of Nancy; several nieces and nephews, and many other people who thought of him as a father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Katherine Merrick-McGowan.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Mounce officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.