OBITUARY

Raymond E Merrill

June 12, 1933April 9, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Raymond “Ray” E. Merrill, 84, of Evansville, IN, passed away April 9, 2018. He was born June 12, 1933, in Hopkins County, Ky, to the late Aubrey and Ressie Merrill.

Ray retired from CSX Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer. He was a member of the Riverbend Association and local chairman for the BLE. Ray enjoyed fishing, he would catch anything that would bite, and he also enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He loved traveling and spending time at his homes in Okeechobee, Florida, and Barkley Lake. Ray and his wife, Jeanette, went on many bus trips with their friends over the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jared Powell; Sisters; and brothers.

Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Merrill; daughters, Rebecca Merrill, Kelly Powell (Terry); sons, Randy Merrill (Amy), Jeff Merrill (Lynda); sister, Martha Nichols; grandchildren, Lori Green, Raiford Putnam, Matthew Merrill, Daniel Merrill, Katie Waldroup, Morgan Merrill, Kaden Merrill; great grandchildren, Kailynn and Kaleb Powell, Raylin and Teagan Waldroup.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, with Entombment in in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:00 until service time on Saturday at the Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeanette Merrill, Wife
  • Rebecca Merrill, Daughter
  • Randy Merrill (Amy), Son
  • Kelly Powell (Terry), Daughter
  • Jeff Merrill (Lynda), Son
  • Martha Nichols, Sister
  • Lori Green, Grandchild
  • Raiford Putnam, Grandchild
  • Matthew Merrill, Grandchild
  • Daniel Merrill, Grandchild
  • Katie Waldroup, Grandchild
  • Morgan Merrill, Grandchild
  • Kaden Merrill, Grandchild
  • Kailynn Powell, Great Grandchild
  • Kaleb Powell, Great Grandchild
  • Raylin Waldroup, Great Grandchild
  • Teagan Waldroup, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymond E Merrill

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Joyce Silvers

April 11, 2018

So sorry to learn of your loss. Loved when Raymond and Brady would have their watch exchange and birthday dates conversations in the lunch room. You all are in prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Raymond “Ray” E. Merrill, 84, of Evansville, IN, passed away April 9, 2018. He was born June 12, 1933, in Hopkins County, Ky, to the late Aubrey and Ressie Merrill.

Ray retired from CSX Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer. He was a member of the Riverbend Association and local chairman for the BLE. Ray enjoyed fishing, he would catch anything that would bite, and he also enjoyed playing cards with his friends.
He loved traveling and spending time at his homes in Okeechobee, Florida, and Barkley Lake. Ray and his wife, Jeanette, went on many bus trips with their friends over the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jared Powell; Sisters; and brothers.

Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Merrill; daughters, Rebecca Merrill, Kelly Powell (Terry); sons, Randy Merrill (Amy), Jeff Merrill (Lynda); sister, Martha Nichols; grandchildren, Lori Green, Raiford Putnam, Matthew Merrill, Daniel Merrill, Katie Waldroup, Morgan Merrill, Kaden Merrill; great grandchildren, Kailynn and Kaleb Powell, Raylin and Teagan Waldroup.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, with Entombment in in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:00 until service time on Saturday at the Funeral Home.