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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