Rodger William Merrill, 69, of Lake Milton, Ohio, formerly of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday (February 14, 2017).
He was born in Fairmont on Dec. 7, 1947 to the late William "Bill" and Emma Virginia (Carpenter) Merrill.
Rodger, a proud Marine who served his country during the Vietnam War, was a National Hot Rod Association enthusiast.
Rodger is survived by his sister, Diann Hovatter, and her husband Gary, of Ozark, Alabama; his brothers, Ronnie Merrill and his wife Nettie, of Farmington, Larry Merrill and his wife Tammy, of Fairmont, Ivan "Dale" Merrill of Farmington, Rex Merrill and his wife Nancy, of Farmington.
He is also survived by Sheila Merrill, his sister-in-law and wife of his late brother, Steve Merrill; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rodger was also preceded in death by his brothers, Steve Merrill and Ricky Merrill; and sisters, Annabelle (Merrill) White and Sue (Merrill) Boyce. Arrangements are pending at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home.
Condolences mat be expressed online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on  February 23, 2017