|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1946|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2012|
Merrell — Linus Eugene "Gene" Merrell, 66, Sewanee, Tenn., formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 8. Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg, Tenn
Pueblo Chieftain Vital Stats Fri Sept 14 2012
Linus E. "Gene" Merrell, 66, of the Sewanee-Monteagle Properties community passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012 after a short illness.
Gene was born in Alabama and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He was employed by Dunlap Stone since 2001, working at their Jasper location and was a Vietnam Veteran of the US Army, serving from 1966-1967. He lived in West Palm Beach, Florida for many years before moving to Marion County.
He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Trudy Merrell; three children; three step-children; twelve grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.
Linus Eugene "Gene" Merrell, 66, of Sewanee, Tenn., died on Sept. 8, 2012. With his entire family by his side, he succumbed to cancer after only one short month. Gene had three siblings, Paul, Jimmy and Linda. When he was young, his family relocated to Pueblo, Colo. Gene served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Gene operated heavy equipment his entire life. He once said, "This is how I get to leave my permanent mark on the world, like an architect, except I dig a lake or a ditch. Too bad there isn't a way for me to sign my name." Gene had many hobbies, such as fishing, hunting, shooting, woodworking and volleyball. His biggest passion in life was children, whether they were his own or not. He simply glowed at the opportunity to teach a life lesson, share a song, or tell one of his stories, which he could do like no one else. And he gave the best "suitcase" rides. Gene is survived by his wife and his three children, Tiffany Merrell, Jennifer O'Brien and Gene Merrell. He also had three stepchildren and 12 grandchildren. He leaves many friends up on his mountain in Tennessee who will never forget the helping hand he always offered. A celebration of his life will take place on that mountain, TBA. For more information, e-mail Tiffany.Merrell4@gmail.com. Getty up, Dad...Getty up!
Pueblo Chieftain September 16 2012
Specifically: Rogers Funeral Home, South Pittsburg, Tenn
Created by: Vaughan Mavir
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97086012