Merrill Pair

Thursday, August 17, 2006

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Merrill Pair, 86, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at his home.

He was born June 1, 1920, at Marquand, Mo., son of Grover and Delia Cobb Pair. He and Pearl Looney Bucholtz were married July 24, 1952.

Pair had worked for Tennessee Valley Sand and Gravel.

He served with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Theater during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Russell and Floyd Bucholtz; five stepgrandchildren; and eight great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Gene Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Grassy Friendship Cemetery.