Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 24, 2013

Larry Ray Merrell

The Athens Review

Athens — Services for Larry Ray Merrell of Gun Barrel City were held Friday, July 26, 2013 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Interment followed at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park with Military Honors.

Larry was born on March 10, 1950 in Harris County  to parents Coleman Leon Merrell and Norma Rachel Wilson and entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2013 at the age of 63. Larry was known for his big heart and smile.  He loved to hunt, fish and go out in his boat.

Larry was a U.S. Marine and served in Vietnam. He was a very proud Marine and loved serving his country. Larry was a member of Amuets, American Legion Post 310, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. TX0137, Disabled American Veterans and a life member of Chapter No. 6  Woodrow Wilson. Larry was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents and son Byron Merrell.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy Merrell of Gun Barrel City, daughter Lacy Hawkins and husband Harley of Gun Barrel City and daughter Shawna Harris of Plano, grandchildren Lexi and Haley Hawkins, Taylor and Gabbi Harris, many more loving friends and his VA buddies.

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