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Roy Max Merkel

February 17, 1940 — November 13, 2022

Tamaroa, IL

Roy Max Merkel

Age 82, of Tamaroa, passed away on Sunday November 13, 2022 at Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

He was born on February 17, 1940 in Sesser, IL to Russell James and Nighta Jewell (Murry) Merkel.  He married Sharon (Hutton) Merkel on November 22, 1982. He survived by his wife Sharon Merkel of Tamaroa; one son Chris Alan (Donna) Merkel of Janesville, IL; Granddaughter Bailee Mae Merkel of Pensacola, FL; daughter-in-law Emilie Wall of Altamont, IL; one sister Betty Jean Rawlish of Coal City, IL and one brother Lynn Ray (Myrthel) Merkel of Helena, Montana.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, one son Clinton Lee Merkel, two sisters Hazel Plata and Linda Sue Merkel and one brother Russell Dwane Merkel.

The family will receive friends at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, 102 West Callie, in Sesser, IL on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. An additional visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City from 9:00 am until time of graveside services at 11:00 AM in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville, IL. Pastor Jay Regennitter will officiate. 

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, submit photos and share Roy's memorial page via Social Media.

Local funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Home, Ltd in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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Visitation

Friday, November 18, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 18, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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