Obituaries

Obituaries

Gary A. Merrifield 2006 - 1947 Topeka

Services for Gary A. Merrifield, 58, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.Mr. Merrifield died Monday, June 26, 2006, at his home.He was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Lawrence, the son of William and Marie Danley Merrifield. He lived in Topeka for most of his life.Mr. Merrifield was a musician, chef and custodian. He was a member of Southwest Baptist Church and attended West Side Baptist Church.He married Susan Carlson Thomas on June 26, 1981, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his parents, Ozawkie; a stepson, Bryon Thomas, Olathe; two brothers, Larry, Topeka, and Craig, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and two sisters, Sherry Johnson, Lawrence, and Sandra Wright, Piggott, Ark.Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka, where the family will receive them from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorials to West Side Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka 66608.