Donald Merrell

Donald Merrell

Monday, September 28th, 1936 Sunday, March 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Donald Lee Merrell

Funeral services for Donald Lee Merrell age 82 of Walnut Shade, Missouri will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 18, 2019 at The Sanctuary of Hope in Branson, Mo, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

He passed away on March 10, 2019 at his residence in Walnut Shade, Missouri.

Donald was born on September 28, 1936 in Fresno, California the son of Albert Lyman and Una Samantha Merrell. He had been a resident of the area for the past 11 years. He was retired from the U. S. Coast Guard after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Sanctuary of Hope in Branson, Missouri.

Survivors are his wife: Robin Bullard Merrell of the home. Nine children; Derra Hunt of Cambria, California, Michael Clayton Merrell of Fresno, California, Heather Gillam of Hollister, Missouri, Justin Merrell of Portland, Oregon, Jennifer Price of LaPine, Oregon, Crystal Niemela of Branson, Missouri, Daniel Merrell of Kansas City, Missouri, Michael L. Merrell of England and Samantha Merrell of Walnut Shade, Missouri. 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, and one sister, Jeannie Avoledo, Fresno, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Patricia Stanford, and one son, Donald Merrell Jr.

In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made to the Options Pregnancy Center, Branson, Missouri or the Alzheimers Association.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sanctuary Of Hope Church
    Address Not Available
    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    Pastor Sam Kaunley
  • Interment

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Springfield, Missouri
    Monday, March 18th, 2019

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Robin Merrell

I miss you so much Don. I was blessed to marry my bestfriend. We had 37 wonderful years. You were always there for me & our children. You showed us how to be strong & face the challenges in life with determination & grace. This is going to be the toughest challenge yet, living without you by my side. But I know you'll be cheering us on from heaven. I love you alwaysπŸ’•
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Robin Merrell

Thank you so much Judy. It's very kind of you & your family to honor Don this way. Love Robin
Posted at 01:38am

Summer Campbell

He was my teacher at OTC. I really enjoyed him!
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Robin Merrell

Posted at 01:39am

Heather Gillam

Dad, the greatest man we know, we love you and will see you again in Heaven. Love the Gillam Family
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Robin Merrell

Yes we will Gillam Family. He's having a joyous time with Jesus & those who've gone before him. I know he'll be watching for us. πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’•
Posted at 01:42am

Brandy Retasket

Ashley I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I am thinking about you and your family. From: Mrs. Retasket
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Robin Merrell

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