Eldon Mericle

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A Chapel Service for Eldon Mericle, 92, Clinton resident was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel officiated by Patrick Peters. Burial was concluded in the Hobart Rose Cemetery in Hobart, Oklahoma. Eldon Richard Mericle was born May 17, 1922, to William Atwood Mericle and Norma Ellen (Hayden) Mericle in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, in the Clinton Veterans Center. Eldon was raised in Weatherford and attended Weatherford Schools. He worked until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. Eldon served in WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was married to Lucille Music and they moved to California where they lived for several years. Eldon was employed as an auto mechanic. He returned back to Oklahoma and settled in Clinton. Eldon married Leona Mae Blackwell on October 20, 1981, in Wheeler, Texas. He worked at the Cotton Oil Mill and Hoffman Furniture retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Church of Christ; he spent his retirement years working part time for Dewees Sales and doing yard work and landscaping. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Eldon was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, a daughter, Glenda, and three sisters, Gladys Fast, Virginia Ilene Riddle and Georgia Fern Frasier and two brothers, Ernest Mericle and Raymond Mericle. He is survived by three sons, DeWayne Mericle, of Fresno, California, Ralph Mericle, Owasso, Oklahoma and Anthony Mericle and wife, Pam, of McLeod, Oklahoma, two daughters, Edie Brown and husband, Stan, and Deana Hill and husband, Greg, all of Cordell. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren.