Carl Wayne Merriman

September 16, 1940 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 80)

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SALEM - Carl Wayne Merriman, 80, died on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his residence. Carl was born on September 16, 1940 in Kensington, a son of the late William and Martha (Pollard) Merriman.

He graduated from Minerva High School in 1958. Carl was a veteran of the United States Navy. After the Navy, he started working at IGA and later A &P Warehouse. He retired from Summitville Tile in 2004.

He was an active member of Phillips Christian Church. Carl enjoyed woodworking and being outside and mowing the lawn.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Hull) Merriman, whom he married on May 15, 1961; his children, Debbie (Don) Splitstone of Columbus, Cindy (David) Sawman of Hartville, and Karen (James) Altman of Mogadore; grandchildren, Corey Altman, Jacob Sawman, and Sarah Sawman; great-granddaughter, Kimberly Altman; two sisters, Gladys (Robert) Laughlin of Salem and Carol Adams of Salem; one brother, Roger (Cathy) Merriman; and sister-in-law, Denise Merriman of Winona.

Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Merriman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Rd., Salem, OH 44460 with Pastor Allen Jolly officiating with military honors. Friends and family will be received one hour prior at the service.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Christian Church or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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December 19, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Phillips Christian Church
35459 Salem-Grange Rd
Salem, OH 44460

Memorial Service
December 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Phillips Christian Church
35459 Salem-Grange Rd
Salem, OH 44460

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