George Larry Merrill

george merrill

May 22, 1947 ~ January 21, 2023

Born in: Buncombe, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

George Larry Merrill, 75, of Fairview, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Mission Hospital.

A native of Buncombe Co., George was a son of the late George Ross Merrill and Bessie Pauline Garren Merrill. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janice Ruth Dockery Merrill.

Mr. Merrill was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a machinist.

Surviving are his daughters, Angela Marie Rice (William) and Julie Miranda Rogers (Dustin); sons, George Jeffrey Merrill and Kenneth Evan Merrill; grandchildren, Kenneth Merrill, Kendall Merrill, Reilly Rogers, Kaylin Rogers, Kaylee Rogers, Billy Rice (Tamara), Seth Rice (Rachel) and Carissa Russell (Robby); great-grandchildren, Lorelei Rice and Renn Russell; and a brother, Gene Merrill (Pat).

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Patton Cove Gospel Mission, 646 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC.


Memorial Service: January 28, 2023 2:00 pm

Patton Cove Gospel Mission
646 Patton Cove Rd.
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. You are now an angel 😇 you can rest now. Rest in Heavenly peace my cousin. God bless Jeffrey, Evan, Angela and Julie and God bless all of his grandchildren. I pray that the good Lord gives you all strength to get through this hard time. It’s so hard to lose a dad. God bless each and everyone of you..

  2. So sorry for your loss my prayers for all of your family. I remember being friends growing up with Larry. He was always coming to visit my brothers growing up.

  3. We extend sincere sympathy to Larry’s families and friends. May you find peace in God’s love.

  4. Extending sincere sympathy to Larry’s families. May God’s love comfort you during this difficult time.

  5. We are sorry for your loss, just know that he is in a better place. And know that we will see him again. Sending all of you ours prayers & love.

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