SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. -- William H. (Bill) Merz, 75, Silver Springs, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, Fla.
He was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Oakwood, the son of Harmon (KO) and Verna (Forney) Merz. He retired from United Trucking Service and was an avid USAC and NASCAR racing fan. William was also a member of the Paulding Eagles Aerie 2405 and the Ocala Forest Moose Lodge 2535.
Surviving in Paulding are four daughters, Teresa (Tammy) Bauer, Carolyn (Susie) Merz, Jeanne Brown and Kristina (Tina) Pollo, Washington, Pa.; a sister, Patricia Montgomery, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, stepsiblings and his beloved chihuahua, Princess.
Preceding him in death were a son, William M. Merz; his parents; his stepparent, Paul Budd; a brother, Michael; and a sister, Peg Scott.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Paulding Eagles Aerie 2405.
Memorials may be made to the estate or to the Paulding area hospice.