Merle E. Cathel, 73, passed away May 12, 2016.
He was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Columbus.
He was preceded in death by wife, Fran Cathel; parents, Carl and Bernice Cathel; brothers, Paul Cathel, Marion (Ann) Cathel and Jerry (Glenda) Cathel; and ex-wife, Judy (Rick) Lucas.
He is survived by daughters, Sherry (Frank) Weaver and Robin Mcgaughey; step-daughter, Candy Chapwick; son, Merle Cathel Jr.; step-son, Tim (Regina) Snelling; siblings, Carl Jr. (the late Anita) Cathel, Roger (Edie) Cathel, Sharon (Jim) Pontious and Linda (Paul) Welsh; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pam (Paul) Wade; special cousin, Mary Gillispie; aunt, Jo Cathell; and special friend, Jill Barker.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Darbyville Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Robert Martindale officiating. Dinner will follow at the Jackson Township Community Center.
Online guestbook can be found at www.olivercheekfuneralhome.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal