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Michael L. Merrick, 52, of Boonville, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.
Michael was born September 4, 1957, in St. Louis, a son of the late Walter and Roberta (Motley) Merrick. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Drury College in Springfield. Michael worked for the Division of Family Service - Rehab Service for the Blind for over 15 years, where he was Supervisor II. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was a Staff Sergeant. Michael was a member of Freedom of the Road Riders, and enjoyed riding motorcycle, bicycles, and reading. He is survived by a daughter: Casey Merrick of St. Louis; a brother: Walter Merrick (wife Mary) of St. Louis; and a sister: Tammy Merrick of Troy. Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Missouri Council for the Blind or the National Federation of the Blind. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, 636-3838. Online condolences may be left for the family at millardfamilychapels.com
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