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Gerald B. Merrifield

Gerald B. Merrifield
February 12
14:29 2020

Gerald Merrifield, age 77 of Breckenridge, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Don Bearden officiating.

Gerald B. Merrifield was born May 30, 1942, in Littlefield, Texas, to parents Clifford Earl Merrifield and  Helen Jo Marriott Merrifield. He served in the United States Army from 1959 until he was honorably discharged in 1962. Gerald married Brenda Keesee on July 20, 1996, in Cooke County, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Helen Merrifield; three sisters, Della R. Strength, Joyce Laudermilk and Ruby Pearl; and two brothers, Joe E. Merrifield and Jimmy D. Merrifield.

Mr. Merrifield is survived by his wife, Brenda Merrifield of Breckenridge; two sons, Gerald Merrifield and Shellie of Rockport, and Jimmy Ray Earl Merrifield of Gainsville; one brother, Edmon R. Merrifield and wife Jeanine of Possum Kingdom; two sisters, Gaitha L. Spaulding and husband Will of San Antonio, and Gaila L. Booth of San Antonio; two granddaughters, Alyssa Paige Merrifield of Austin and Alexis Merrifield of Norman, Oklahoma.

Memorials may be made to the National Autism Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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