John Edward Merix, 73, of Ripplemead departed this life Wednesday morning August 20, 2008 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va after a long illness. Born at Klotz in Giles County on October 21, 1934, he was a son of the late George Washington Merix and Sally Agnes McGuire Merix. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Pearisburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Joey and Todd Merix, a grandson Chris Merix, and a daughter-in-law Teresa Moore Merix.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, Martha Meadows Merix; a son and daughter-in-law Greg A. and Teresa Merix of Ripplemead; two daughters and sons-in-law Tina and Mitch Saunders of Staffordsville and Missy and Randy Perdue of Ripplemead; a brother and sister-in-law Freddy and Lisa Merix of Ripplemead; a sister and brother-in-law Joan and Larry Burnett of Narrows and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in the Fillinger Cemetery near Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.