Merrill, Raymond - With a fight until his very last breath, at Tampa General Hospital, Florida on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of 51 years to devoted wife Madeleine. Dear father and forever hero of his "punkin" Jessica, husband Jeffrey (Jim, Nancy, Jennifer, Curt I, Curt II). Dear brother of James Merrill (Karen), Mary O'Connor (Richard) and Betty Harrison (Charlie) and Uncle to David, Dale, Ricky, Willie, Karyn, Kimberly, Doug, Dan, Darryl, Robbie and George. Predeceased by siblings Marcella Bobinger ("Ramie") and Harold Merrill and loving parents Alice and James Merrill. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. as well as 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Raymond was a wise, courageous and humorous man who was loved insurmountably. Just the sound of a Stearman aerial engine will prove he is still with us. He will never be forgotten - We love you Daddy.
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