Arvel Dale Merrick, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. He was born on July 1st, 1935 in Naomi, KY to the late Ernal and Bessie (Scrimager) Merrick. He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Enza Merrick, with whom he was united in marriage June 18, 1960.
Dale retired from Crane Plumbing after 42 years. In his off time, he was an avid farmer and fisherman; he spent numerous hours tinkering in his garage. He was a committed Christian who loved gospel and bluegrass music.
Dale is survived by his son, Anthony Dale Merrick and is preceded in death by his daughter, Tammie Leeann Stogsdill. He is survived by two grandchildren, Joshua Shane Stogsdill (and wife Courtney) and Kaity Harper (and husband Kevin).
He is survived by five siblings: Ervel Merrick of Lexington, Wilbern Merrick of Nicholasville, Troy (and Elaine) Merrick of Science Hill, Ruby (and Thomas) Shadoan of Somerset, and Rose Stogsdill of Lexington; and three sisters-in-law: Linda (and Don) Watts of Nicholasville; Mary S. Merrick of Somerset, and Lucy Merrick of Science Hill.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers: Lendon Merrick of Science Hill, George Merrick of Nicholasville, and Vernon Merrick of Somerset; two sisters-in-law, Mary E. Merrick and Virgie Merrick; and a brother-in-law, Dale Stogsdill.
A visitation for Arvel Dale Merrick will be held on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 from 3:30PM to 6:00PM at the Chapel of Morris And Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Kentucky. A funeral service for Arvel Dale Merrick will be held Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 12:00PM at the Chapel of Morris And Hislope Funeral Home, with Troy Merrick and Marty Shadoan officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Kentucky.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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