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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

John K. Merchant

March 21, 1950January 8, 2020

John K. Merchant was born March 21, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late John E. and Mary Jane (Sullivan) Merchant and passed away on January 8, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.

John graduated from Bishop Luers High School in 1968. He played Little League and Pony League baseball. He also played basketball and ran track for Bishop Luers. He won third place in the Indiana High School High Jump Championship, earning a track scholarship to Purdue for high jump. He also made the Purdue freshman basketball team as a walk on. John transferred to IU and earned a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He lived in the Phoenix area for the last 15 years. John is survived by his brothers, Steve (Lisa) Merchant of Indianapolis and Tom (Sheryl) Merchant of Fort Wayne, and three nephews.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2 PM with calling from 11 AM until the time of service at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. For online condolences, please visit www.mccombandsons.com.

Services

25 January

Calling

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana

25 January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Lee Ann Clary

January 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss Steve and Lisa. I will always remember John from the trip we made to Ft Wayne when Lisa lived with Pat and Fred. He was so much fun. He, Cathy, Denny Zent and I had a great time. One of my best memories.

Robert Merchant

January 20, 2020

I will always remember John as being kind and soft spoken. Until we meet again cuz. May The love of our savior Jesus guide you through all your journeys and soften the pain of your family’s loss.

Jerry Zent

January 20, 2020

Tom, saddened to hear of your loss. John was a friend at Luers and Purdue. I have some very fond memories of him. He was a good soul, it’s been years but I'll never forget him. Prayers for all of the Merchant’s!

Steve Adams

January 19, 2020

So sorry to hear this Tom! Lin and I send our condolences!

Julie Hanchar

January 19, 2020

John and Tom, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Sheryl Merchant

January 11, 2020

Although he lived far away, he was always in our hearts and dearly loved by his big brother Tom. He is gone too soon... but I'm sure that Mary Jane and Jake welcomed him home.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY