|Jackie D. Merritt|
|August 10, 1936 - January 24, 2012|
|Visitation: 4 pm to 7 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11 am Friday, January 27, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline, IL|
|Interment: January 27, 2012 at National Cemetery |
|Jackie D. Merritt, 75, of Milan, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.|
Services for Mr. Merritt will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the family.
Jackie Dale Merritt was born on Aug. 10, 1936, in Detroit, Mich., a son of Leo Merritt and Mary Hodges Merritt. He married Anna Davison on Dec. 6, 1969, in Rock Island.
Jackie worked as a maintenance welder for the McLaughlin Body Co., Moline, for over 30 years, retiring in 1998. His memberships included Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline, Milan American Legion, Post No. 569/200 and the Three Lakes Sportsman's Club in Victoria, Ill. Jackie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; children, Patricia (Andy) Carlson, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jackie Merritt, Moline, Terry Tucker, New Hampton, Iowa, Theresa (Larry) Hepner, Moline, Michael (Debbie) Zemo, Geneseo, Mary (Jim) Johnson, Colona, and Steve (Becky) Zemo, East Moline; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Lee Erickson; and a brother, Elmo Merritt.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
I'm sorry for your loss...my sympathies are with the whole Family. Love and hugs to all!!
-- Bridget Groene
He made me feel very welcome when I joined the 3 Lakes Sportsmens Club. Very sorry for your families loss.
-- Jerry Gregory
I am so sorry for your loss. Over the years I've listened to the many stories I've been told by Michael and Jessica about all their wonderful camping experiences with their Grandpa Jack. These sort of memories will be treasured forever by both of them. My sincerest condolences to entire Merritt family.
-- Dorothy Arnold-Hunter
Nothing but fond memories of Jack. 3 Lakes has lost a great member. Our hearts goes out to Ann and all of the Merritt family.
-- Gary Gardner and the Gardner Family
So sorry to hear of your famlies loss. I'm a friend of Jack's (i am the one who gave Jule to Jack) I know you husband and father will be missed!
-- Jan Lannoo