Passed away on July 11, 2019
Dickie Merrill of Rotonda West, Florida died July 11, 2019. He was born August 18, 1943, in Totz, Kentucky to Harry and Hazel (Brown) Merrill. He served in the United States Army, SGT. E-5 during the Vietnam War. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Roma J. Merrill, Daughters, Dawn L. Merrill of Bellflower, California and Lisa M. Peterson of Rotonda West, Florida, Granddaughter, Danielle N. Peterson of Rotonda West, Florida, Brothers, Gary B. (Joanne) Merrill of Altadena, California Paul D. (Connie) Merrill of New Freedom, Pennsylvania as well as Numerous Nieces and Nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jerry R. Lanham and Bobby Lee Merrill. Dickie retired from Verizon after 30 years in the Telecommunications sector. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #10476 and the AMVETS and a member of American Legion Post #113. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice. Military honors and burial will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Sarasota National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.