Troy David Merrell Jr. ~ Nashville, Ark.

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Updated: October 25, 2018

Troy David Merrell, Jr., 63 of Nashville, Ark., died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at home with his family at his side.

He was born August 5, 1955 in Ashdown, Ark., to the late Troy David Merrell, Sr. and Gladiola Ward Merrell. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for over 42 years with Tyson Foods in Nashville. Earlier in life, Troy was baptized at Ridgeway Baptist Church. He dearly loved hunting. He was an avid member of the Blue Bayou Hunting Club and considered all his hunting buddies as family. He enjoyed sitting by a fire drinking coffee and watching the world go by. Troy loved watching westerns on television but hated all the commercials. He also loved riding his Bad Boy mower. But most of all Troy loved his family, he was all about family being together, and he dearly loved being with all of them.

Mr. Merrell was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roger Dale “Puggy” Merrell and Danny “Dinkey” Merrell; and a sister, Gayla Merrell Edwards.

He is survived by his wife of over 33 years, Felicia Merrell of Nashville, Ark.; three sons, Billy Wayne Merrell of Ashdown, Ark., Justin and wife Alicia Wescott of Nashville, Ark., and Jason Merrell of Arkadelphia, Ark.; four siblings, Dewayne Merrell of Ashdown, Ark.; Sherry and husband, Russell Jester, of Kirby, Ark., Terry and wife, Nancy Merrell, of Nashville, Ark., and Lonnie and wife, Pam Merrell, of Ashdown, Ark.; three grandchildren, Wade, Emiley and Adilynn; and a large host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Nashville Funeral Home in Nashville, Ark., with Bro. Jerry Holland officiating. Interment will follow later.