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James Merrow

November 2, 1958 November 5, 2018
James Merrow
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Obituary for James Merrow

PITTSBURG – James “Jim” E. Merrow, 60, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Herrin Hospital.

On November 2, 1958 he was born to Earl Franklin and Betty Lou (Dupree) Merrow in Marion. They preceded him in death.

Jim worked for Peabody Energy at Wildcat Underground. He was a founding member of the Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department where he currently served as Fire Chief. He has played a vital role in the fire department for over 40 years. Jim was also a member of the Gun Creek Hunting Retriever Club and an avid waterfowl hunter.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Merrow of Creal Springs and girlfriend, Katie Baltzell of Pittsburg; daughter, Hillary Davis and husband Jesse of Pittsburg; and grandchild, Taylor Davis of Pittsburg. Other survivors include the Fowler Family (Cousins).

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Brett Beasley officiating. A firefighter walk through will be held before the service. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the funeral home.

Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and can be made to the Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

9

Nov

5:00 PM 11/9/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home
2704 South Park Avenue Herrin 62948 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Nov

11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home
2704 South Park Avenue Herrin 62948 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery Final Resting Place

Route 37 North
Marion, IL 62959

Route 37 North Marion 62959 IL
United States
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