Robert Kenneth Merriman, a native of Tennessee, died on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Pensacola, FL. He was 82 years old and was a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and a Master Diver with 20 years of service. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm. Visitation continues on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary from 11:30am until service at 12:30pm. Burial will be at Feliciana Cemetery, St. Francisville. Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Naomi McCormack Merriman. A daughter, Sherri Merriman Champagne and husband, John S. Champagne, Jr. of Pace FL and a son, Robert Kenneth Merriman, Jr., and wife, Danielle Merriman of Princeton, TX. 7 grandchildren, Amie Weston, Michael Taylor, John Champagne III, Andrew Merriman, Robert Kenneth Merriman III, Erika Herkert, and Angel Fore. 13 great grandchildren, Lucas Weston, Abigail Weston, Lillian Taylor, Alyssa Taylor, Cade Merriman, Cameron Gearhart, Hunter Gearhart, Blake Weston, Cason Herkert, Vaida Herkert, Leon Merriman, Cooper Merriman, and Ellie Herkert. 2 brothers, Jimmy Merriman and wife, Carolyn Merriman of Bartlett, TN and BJ Merriman and wife, Joyce Merriman of Iowa. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Merriman, parents, Ervin and Ruby Merriman and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Becky Davenport. Pallbearers will be Robert Kenneth Merriman, Jr., John Champagne III, Robert Kenneth Merriman III, Michael Taylor, Andrew Merriman and Lucas Weston. Honorary pallbearer will be Abigail Weston. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2021.