John’s upbeat personality and warm smile made it easy for him to make friends wherever he went.
John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie, nee Chitty, Merrick; his maternal grandparents, Jerome and Catherine Chitty; and his paternal grandparents, Dave and Elenora Merrick.
Surviving are his brother, William E. Merrick Jr. of Baldwin, IL;
two aunts, Geraldine “Gerri” (Jesse) Stanley of O’Fallon, IL,
and Eileen Boxx of Millstadt, IL;
nieces and nephews;
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or to Support Systems & Services, Inc., 900 Royal Heights Road, Belleville, IL 62226. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private services will be held followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.