Commonwealth Journal


December 26, 2012

Donald Merriman


Donald Neal Merriman, 83, of Lancaster Street in Stanford, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster. 
Born Tuesday, July 2, 1929 in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harve Thomas Merriman,
Sr. and Mabel Neal Merriman. Donald retired after 35 years of work at Rainbo Baking Company. In his spare time, he loved woodworking, golfing, and was an avid UK fan.
Donald leaves behind his children, Jenny Wooten (Byron) of Somerset, Tommy Merriman (Pam) of Columbus, Ohio, and Jamie Thompson (Mark Suter) of Stanford; one brother, Glenn Merriman (Mary Ann) of Lexington; one sister, Ann Land (Jim) of Lexington; six grandchildren, Kristi Fraley (Shannon), Ashley Bussell (Greg McGuire), Jason Merriman (Jessica), Brandon Merriman (Krista), Kacy Thompson (Crystal), and Kandis Thompson Bryant (Justin Murray); 10 great-grandchildren, Colton, Carson, and Camdon Fraley, Rylie Bradley, and Jordyn McGuire, Isaiah and Makena Merriman, Kennedy Merriman, and Summer Bryant; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Nelson Merriman, Harve
T. Merriman, Jr., and Ervin Thomas Merriman; and one sister, Rachel Jacobs. 
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Rhodus officiating the service. 
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Lexington Cemetery, 833 West Main Street, Lexington, Ky., 40508. 
Kacy Thompson, Shannon Fraley, Jason, Brandon, and Mark Merriman, and Michael Plowman will serve as active pallbearers. 
Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is in charge of arrangements. 

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