Condolences for Charles “Chuck” T. Merrill

Tom Cecil posted on 6/27/22

Chuck's Memorial As we grow older, we grow apart. But we will always remember the past of friends and people we met on the way. Chuck will be deeply missed as a friend, co-worker, boss and male business owner. He led many people in the right direction in life. We met at school. Some of the fun activities we enjoyed were hunting, canoeing, practice shooting off the old bridge, working with his Dad, Harold, and racing. When Chuck went to college, I went into the Army. After I got out of the service, Chuck was married and I met my future wife. Chuck was our best man for our wedding fifty-four years ago. We continued our friendship as couples. We played cards; went horseback riding and just hung out together. I joined the fire dept. after we got married. I worked for Merrill Contractors part-time at his new business in Lincoln. After several years, Chuck moved his business to Springfield where I continued to work for him part-time for thirty-eight years. Chuck will be greatly missed. I loved him. He was my best friend. Tom Cecil


Shirley Gerdes posted on 6/27/22

I met Chuck many years ago and was a very good man and loved his sprint cars and his businesses, but mostly his family. May he rest in peace. My brother worked for him for awhile.


Marilyn Allen Pierce posted on 6/23/22

Rest In Peace cousin Chuck. Never got to meet you personally, but found you on Facebook, glad that I did. My grandmother was Maude Ellen Merrill, my dad was Wesley Pierce. Miss you.


Kelly Semlow Jacobs posted on 6/22/22

Oh, the memories I have growing up in the Merrill household. I was blessed to spend endless weekends and vacations with him and the family. Carla and I probably gave him a gray hair or two, he loved playing Aprils Fools Day jokes on us, the many weekends we spent driving to dirt track to watch Sprint car racing, he did love the sport! I'll cherish the memories. Hugs to the Carla and Rachelle and his family.


Janice Thornhill posted on 6/22/22

I worked for Chuck at the construction company for a few years. He loved his kids and always talked about them and everything race cars and Florida. He was a good boss. So sorry for your loss.


Joseph Roe posted on 6/22/22

Chuck was not only a very successful business Man, He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I am very great full for the fun times and the memories, Thanks Chuck. Joe Roe