Guy P. Merchant

August 22, 1930December 19, 2017

Guy Paul Merchant, 87, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1930 in Archibald, LA to the late Guy Burnham Merchant and Ola Bell Thompson Merchant. Guy was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served 22 years. He also worked 15 years for the FAA at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport. He loved bluegrass music and enjoyed playing the mandolin, guitar and singing. He was instrumental in starting the Red River Bluegrass Club in the 1970’s. The members of the club will sorely miss him along with his family. He is survived by his wife of sixty five years, Wilma Marcheta Adams Merchant; daughters, Paula Sue Overstreet and Lea Giuliano and husband Mark; son, Guy James Merchant and wife Shelley; sister, Janis Fryer; grandchildren, Cristofer Lee Parkinson and wife Toni Moreland, Andrew Giuliano and wife Kimmie, and Patrick, Michael and Kathryn Merchant; great grandchildren, Camden, Kylee and Kaylee Parkinson. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.


Guy P. Merchant

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December 20, 2017

To our friends,

Our family is saddened by the loss of Mr Merchant. He was our neighbor and friend. His laugh and grin are forever imprinted on my heart. His love of music he wished to share with all he knew.

Our family will have you all in our prayers,

Dee Defoor and daughters Robin and Carol