John T. Merrill (1943-2016)

John T. MerrillJohn T. Merrill

August 19, 1943 – June 6, 2016 

John T. Merrill, age 72, of Creal Springs, formerly of Belleville, passed away, Monday, June 6, 2016 in Herrin Hospital.

He was born August 19, 1943 to Thomas and Christine (Albein) Merrill in Jerseyville. He married Donna Baldwin on November 13, 1965. Together they shared 50 years of marriage.

John proudly served his country in the Marines.

He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He loved to hunt, fish and being outdoors. He was a member of the Eagles Club for 40 plus years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Merrill of Creal Springs; a son, Brad (Sandy) Merrill of Freeburg; a daughter, Stacy (James) Dill of Shiloh; 3 grandsons, Alex and Cody Wyatt of Shiloh and Cohen Merrill of Freeburg; 2 sisters, Hazel Cody of Winchester and Audrey Partee-Borowiak of O’Fallon; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were private.  Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.