Ben Merickle passed away on September 8, 2021 age 73.

Graveside Service is 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN.

Ben Franklin Merickle was born in Nashville TN to Margaret and Irvin Merickle. He was an Eagle Scout before serving in the United States Army, where he earned the rank of Captain. Mr. Merickle loved the Lord and enjoyed reading his bible. He was a member of College Hill Church of Christ. His employment at Autozone helped support his love of antique cars and his corvette. He also enjoyed being outdoors, camping, and playing racquet ball.

Mr. Merickle is survived by daughter Misty (Jacob) Skoropat, grandchildren Annabella Hitt, Everley Hitt, and Jacoby Skoropat, and Pam Merickle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Aunt Della Merickle, and lifelong friend Wendell Cook. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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