M. Luther Merrell, 71, of Hendersonville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 5, 2014. He was a native of Henderson County and a son of the late Lindsey N. and Fay Merrell.
A 1960 graduate of Edneyville High School, Luther worked most of his life as a machinist and in tool and die. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was involved in several church and civic activities including Edneyville Volunteer Fire Dept. He loved working with Meals on Wheels and delivering meals to his many friends. With care and compassion, Luther enjoyed sharing his many skills with his neighbors in the Blue Ridge Villas in Hendersonville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Kathy Merrell; son, Martin Merrell; sisters, Virginia Morgan, Lois Ardron, Mary Lou Cannon (Kenneth); Elaine Osteen (George), Shirley Sexton (Curtis), all of Henderson County, and Shelba Jean Jennings (Wallace) of Summertown, TN; brother Harvey Merrell (Judy) of Henderson County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Pastors Don Taws and Morse Up De Graff officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Henderson County Meals-on-Wheels, Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or a charity of your choice.
I pray the peace of GOD covers the family I always had a good time working around and with luther. rip buddy
Sorry to hear of Luther’s passing. We worked with him many years at Taylor ins.
Luther was always a good friend,my thoughts and prayer go to the family.
We were so sorry to hear of Luther’s passing. We were sorry that we didn’t know where and when his funeral was to be held. You and your family our in our prayers.
God Bless You!
THE LORD IS HIS SHEPHERD,HE SHALL NOT WANT. HE WILL LIE DOWN IN THE GREENEST PASTURES,HE WILL BE LEAD BY THE STILLEST WATERS. MAY THE LORD RESTORETH HIS SOUL, MAY HE BE LEAD DOWN THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAMES SAKE. AS HE MAY WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH HE WILL FEAR NO EVIL,FOR THE LORD ART WITH HIM,THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT HIM. THE LORD PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE HIM IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS ENEMIES, THE LORD ANOINT HIS HEAD WITH OIL, HIS CUP RUNNETH OVER. SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY HAVE FOLLOWED HIM IN ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE,AND HE WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER…. IN LOVING MEMORY OF M. LUTHER MERRELL.
We are so sorry.
He will be missed by his
neighbors in Blue Ridge Villas.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Mitch and Lou Jean Manning
Melissa M. Merrell’s parents
With deepest sympathy.
With heavy hearts we extend our condolences for the loss of a friend and a good neighbor. Luther will be long remembered for his compassion and help to all his neighbors at the Blue Ridge Villas Community, With deepest sympathy and love,
Hosny & Pat Mancy
We are remembering you in our prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that Luther is in the presence of our Lord.