Gene Merry, 65, Hardinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at 9:40 a.m. at Harrison Health & Rehabilitation Centre in Corydon.
Born Aug. 3, 1941, in Taswell, he was the son of the late George W. and Nettie H. Hollen Merry.
He was a former employee of Links Handle Factory, formerly of Salem, and a member of Valeene Wesleyan Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 14 years, the former Thelma Hensley Wright, his brothers and a sister.
Survivors include a son, Leroy Wright of Hardinsburg; six daughters, Mary Murphy of Orleans, Alma Adkisson of Hardinsburg, Ky., Pearl Strange of Paoli, Barbara Smith of Hardinsburg, Donna Stiller of Fredericksburg and Patty Becht of Ramsey; a brother, Bob Merry of Salem; 47 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli and Friday, Jan. 19, after 11 a.m. at Valeene Wesleyan Church.
Funeral: Friday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the church followed by burial in Hardinsburg Cemetery.
Officiants: Brother Steve Lock.