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 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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