Mr. Eugene Edward Merrill, age 72, of Blackberry Lane, Chuckey, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center with his wife, family, and friends by his side.
Mr. Merrill was preceded in death by his mother and father, Arthur & Alice Merrill and a daughter, Kristen Merrill.
Surviving him are his wife and best friend, Shirley Merrill; sons, Eugene Jr. and David Merrill; three loving step-sons, Terry Silvers, Mark Silvers, and Andrew Silvers; three special daughters-in-law, Angela, April, and Tina Silvers; the loves of his life, six grandchildren, Zachary, William, Dawson, Gunner, Shiloh, and Landrie; sister, Roberta Sliker and husband Carl; his lifetime friends, hunting buddies, new found friends from POPS, and special neighbors.
The family would like to send special thanks to EMS, Air Flight 2, staff of JCMC Intensive Care Unit, and all the prayers from everyone.
Memorial services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, June 3, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Shelton officiating.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Gene was my brother-in-law. I am so sorry to hear
of his passing. My sympathies to all of his
||John, Bev, Hannah, & Caleb Rice
|Aunt Shirley - My thoughts & prayers are with you
& the rest of the family especially for tonight.
I'm so sorry that we won't be able to be there,
but know that we love you & will do anything we
can to help. I feel very fortunate to have known
Gene over the years. I will always remember his
warm, mischievous smile & his witty sense of
humor. Love you!!!!|
||Gilda & Jay Slomka
|Shirley & Family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Gene will be
Gilda & Jay Slomka
Friends from Pop's Place|
||Ernie and Pamela Drake
|We are so saddened to hear of Gene passing. Such a great friend to Ernie since childhood. We will surely miss his stopping by when he traveled. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Shirley and the entire family. God bless and comfort you all.|
|| David and Nanette Callahan
|Our hearts are broken, not only for Gene's loss, but for Shirley and the family as well....
Love and prayers.....|
||Jarrod & Reedena Newlon
|We were saddened to hear of Gene's passing. We
will miss the conversations at Pop's we had as
well as cheerful and hearty hello Gene always gave
when we walked through the door. We will continue
to pray for your family through this difficult
|I am lost for words. My eyes are filled with tears and my heart is heavy. You left too soon. There are so many things I still wanted to say to you. I just always thought there would be more time. Now you will know truly how I feel as my heart speaks to you directly. You taught me so much about life. You helped build the foundation of the man I am today. We didn't always see eye to eye but we are all here on earth learning lessons and I am thankful we had the chance to recognize that with one another. I love you Dad and you will always be with me in my heart. Your life lessons keep me moving forward. Kristen is there to guide you. Rest in Peace Dad|
||Karen and Susan friends from Pop's
|Our deepest sympathy. We will miss Gene's sense of fun.
Shirley our prayers are with you and your loved ones.
|Shirley and all the family, so sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you surrounded by his love at this time of grief and loss. love and prayers for all|
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