Robert Lee Merrell Sr, peacefully passed away at 5:07am at Estelle”s House surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by His parents Tolbert Ozell Merrell and his mother , Ora Evelyn (Rolfe) Merrell, His son Robert Lee Merrell Jr. , his Brother Wesley Merrell , sister Joyce( Merrell )Ralyea, his wives Leona (Haus) Merrell and Kathleen (Flowers)Merrell, Before reuniting with the love of his life, Rita Jean (Wiseman) Teuton who survives him .He is survived by his sister Julia (Merrell) Hartz, Brothers Charles Merrell, and Thomas Merrell ,his children,
Regina Merrell (Nick) and son Christopher Merrell (Sharon) and his stepdaughter , Dawn L Teuton( Brian.)His 9 grandchildren, and 5 great children. And numerous Nieces and Nephews and his dog Tuffy and cat Scooter .He will be greatly missed as he was the cool dad that gave us our love of music , rode the fast carnival rides, let us get away with our teenage adventures, fishing and a love for chocolate, enjoyed cooking his own recipes, He was a Nascar fan never missing a race on tv and trivia. We often called him an old hippie after the song .He was also fluent in sarcasm , if he didn’t spread sarcasm aimed at you , he didn’t like you, but he did have a soft side and his advice and hugs will be missed , He served in the US Army with 1 tour in Vietnam, and an additional 8 years enlisted before becoming a full time Truck Driver seeing almost the whole country. Dad I hope you are getting to hang out with family and friends and get to meet Dale Earnhardt and listen to some great classic rock until we meet again. We love you dad and feel so selfish for wishing you were here but knew you were too tired to fight anymore. Love you Dad,husband,brother, son, papaw,friend. Until we meet again..