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Robert L. Merrill, 88

Robert L. Merrill, 88

Robert L. Merrill, 88, went to be with Jesus Christ on Saturday morning August 19, 2017.
Bob was a native of Transylvania County and had lived in Henderson County for most of his life and was the best father imaginable to Robyn and Grant.
SGT Merrill served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Crew Chief who loved the airplanes that he repaired. He worked 38 years for Southern Bell and was married for almost 50 years to the late Jeannine Allen.
He was always working on, driving and collecting sports cars and classic cars and had helped countless people through the years repairing their cars and trucks at all hours of the day and night. Nothing was better to him than a car show or NASCAR race.
He has been an active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church for over 60 years.
Bob is survived by his son, Grant Merrill of Hendersonville; a granddaughter, Christina Sanders (Ryan) of Pisgah Forest; a grandson, Eric Merrill (Liz) of Nevada and a brother, Tommy Merrill of Florida.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday August 24th at Mud Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Mathis and Rev. Robert Hefner officiating. Burial will follow at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in Mud Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.