Donald Anthony "Tony" Merricle

September 12, 1949 - December 14, 2019
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Donald ‘Tony’ Anthony Merricle, age 70 of Lima and formerly of Vaughnsville, passed Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was born September 12, 1949 in Lima, Ohio to the late Donald Arthur and Mary Louise Martin Merricle. On December 6, 1989 he married Alice Mikesell Meyer, who survives in Lima.

Tony retired from Degen Excavating and was a member of the Eagles #370 of Lima and the VFW.
He loved the outdoors, camping, and being on the water. Best of all, was his family and he dearly loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by 4 sons – Rob (Jenise) Merricle of Cridersville; Scott (Ashley) Merricle of Cridersville; Haedon (fiancee’ Beth) Meyer of Columbus; Brandon Meyer of Delphos; 7 grandchildren – Marissa, Shiana, Keilara, Landyn, Zachary, Evelyn, Audrey; 3 great grandchildren – Kainen, Madelyn, and Evelyn; 3 brothers – Patrick (Aileen) Merricle of Wapakoneta; Thomas (Sue) Merricle of Sidney; Martin (Wilma) Merricle of Sidney; 2 sisters – Christine (Jerry, deceased) Rains of Cridersville; Norma (Jerry) Harshbarger of Waynesfield.

Services will begin 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Military rites will follow.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran’s Food Bank.

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Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: September 12, 1949
Died: December 14, 2019

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Brad Davis posted on 12/19/19

Tom, Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you celebrate the life Tony had. Kelly and I will be praying for you and your family. Prov. 3 5&6 Your friend, Brad


Regina and Boyd Evans posted on 12/19/19

Alice we are so sorry to hear of Tony passing. I remember years back when we were very close and had fun times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.


mike meyer posted on 12/18/19

Haedon and Brandon, Although Tony was not your bio-dad, he was a big part of your young years. His influence helped shape who you both are today. Your both fine human beings and many people had a hand in that. Rmemeber the good times. Love you both.


mike meyer posted on 12/18/19

Rob and Scott [and families], My sincere sympathy for each of you for the loss of your dad. He loved you both and cherished his time with his[and my] grandchildren. I will be always thankful for his support and his hand in grandparenting. His suffering and struggles are over. There is comfort in that.


mike meyer posted on 12/18/19

Alice, I am very sorry for your loss. Tony fought a long fight with many health issues. As I had told you once 'his parents must have been part cat' for it seems Tony was close to death several times and pulled through. You were right there every step of the way. All are blessedc who know you and we love and support you now and always