Clarence Eugene “Gene” Merritt

Clarence Eugene “Gene” Merritt

Birth
Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 18 Dec 2014 (aged 89)
Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 140235896 · View Source
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Clarence Eugene Merritt, 89, passed away on December 18, 2014 in Del City, OK. Gene was born on April 5, 1925 in Yukon, OK to William Harrison and Besie Lee (O'Dell) Merritt.

He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy and later worked alongside his brother, Bill Merritt, operating Bill Merritt Funeral Home in Bethany, OK. Gene and his wife, Marie also owned and operated Merritt Funeral Service in Eufaula, OK and Merritt Funeral Service Cottage Chapel in Henryetta, OK for many years. He loved his family, OU football, gardening, bird watching, and for many years was a member of a traveling bowling league.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill, Clifford and Charlie Merritt. Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Marie Merritt; children, Verda White, Gary Gregg (Sonya), and Donna Gregg; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.


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  • Maintained by: Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison
  • Originally Created by: JEF
  • Added: 19 Dec 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 140235896
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Eugene “Gene” Merritt (25 Apr 1925–18 Dec 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140235896, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison (contributor 47138259) .