img252 (221x300)Funeral services for Travis Everett Merrick, of Blanchard, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Midway Southern Baptist Church located in Dibble with Pastor Mark Dunning and Pastor Dale Thorne officiating.

Travis Everett Merrick was born to Debbie and Pat Merrick in Oklahoma City on January 20, 1980, which happened to be a Super Bowl Sunday played between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams. He passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Oklahoma City.

Travis lived with his family in Tuttle until he was three, then they moved to Blanchard. When Travis was eight years old the family moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee, for a time, but then returned to their home in Blanchard. He attended his upper elementary grades at Middleberg, and then went on to attend school and play football, baseball, and basketball for Dibble Public Schools. He graduated from Dibble High School in 1998.

Travis worked as a subcontractor of the FAA and for Cactus Drilling as a roughneck. His most recent employment was with his dad at Merrick Home Construction. He liked to fish and hunt, and he really enjoyed taking his guns out for some target practice.  Travis loved watching movies, playing video games with Kylen, and going to concerts. He was also very interested in sports cars and motorcycles.

In 2008 Travis became a father to his son, Kylen, and in 2010 he had a daughter, Kinley. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He spent the last four months of his life at OU Medical Center bravely fighting endocarditis.

Travis was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Reese Everett Merrick and Clifford Capps; and his Uncle Jack ‘Randy’ Randall Merrick.

He is survived by his mom and dad, Debbie and Pat Merrick of Blanchard; his brothers and their wives, Larry and Cassie Merrick, Clint and Crystal Merrick, and Kyle and Tara Merrick, all of Blanchard; son, Kylen of Blanchard; daughter, Kinley of Chickasha; Grandma Carolyn  and Grandma Capps, both of Mustang; nieces and nephews, Cody, Taylyn, Hunter, Macy, Hayden, and Reese, all of Blanchard; aunts and uncles, Ronnie and Sissy Breshears of Mustang, Gwen Hicks of Glenpool, Stella and Billy Carpenter of Mustang, David and Linda Capps of Moore, Valerie Sonderegger of Newcastle, Tony and Melaney Munday of Keller, Texas, Larry and Amanda Strassle of Mustang, and Paul Smith of California; as well as many extended family and friends.

Travis’ wishes were to be cremated after the service.

Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.