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Mickey Dale Merrill

June 25, 1961 April 12, 2020
Mickey Dale Merrill
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Obituary for Mickey Dale Merrill

Born in New Boston, Texas, June 25, 1961 to his parents Durwood and Carolyn Merrill.  Mickey went to heaven while with his family at his home in Azle, Texas, on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.  Mickey was 58 years, 9 months, 17 days old.  

Mickey grew up in Hooks, Texas where he graduated from Hooks High School in 1979.  After graduation, he attended Southern Arkansas University on a baseball scholarship.  Later, he was recruited by the U. S. Air Force to play football in Germany, where he also played baseball.  While serving in the Air Force, he went to Operation Desert Storm in 1992.  Mickey received an honorable discharge from the U. S. Air Force in 1994. 

Following his military service, Mickey moved to Azle, Texas and taught in various private schools in the DFW area, serving as both a history teacher and coach.  During that time, he attended East Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor's degree in history.  

Mickey married Stephanie Romaker on April 27, 2007 they remained both husband and wife and best friends until his death.  On June 19, 2007 the Lord blessed Mickey and Stephanie with a healthy son, Conner Merrill. 

 Mickey had a kind heart, a compassionate spirit, was a loving man who always wanted to make people laugh.  He loved fishing, baseball and his church.  Next to the Lord Jesus Christ, family was his greatest joy.

When Mickey was 10 years old, he accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. He was baptized in the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church in 1971 and walked with God in a very real way from that day forward.  

Mickey and the family joined the First Baptist Church of Castle Hills in Azle, Texas in 2013 where he served as an ordained Minister of Music from 2013 to the present time.  

Mickey is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie Merrill of Azle, Texas; sons, Conner Merrill of Azle, Texas, Matthew Merrill of North Dakota, and Brandon Merrill of Longview, Texas; step daughter, Casie Miles of Azle, Texas; stepson, Chance Sherrod of Midland, Texas; his mother Carolyn Merrill of Azle, Texas; sister and her husband, Maria and Bob Hughes of Azle, Texas; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  

Mickey was preceded in death by his father, Durwood Merrill and grandparents, Eben and Opal Merrill and G. L. and Nadine Carter. 

Due to the current health situation, services will be limited to a private family gathering, of no more than 10 people, under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

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