Devin Robert Merrell, 18, of Milton, Florida, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Devin was born on May 18, 1999, in Peoria, Illinois, to Darren R. Merrell & Kerry A. (Baele) Merrell. He is a 2017 graduate of Milton High School and was planning to attend Locklin Technical College this fall.
He worked as a boat upholster apprentice for the past two years. He had volunteered with the Special Olympics and Liberty Church. He was a Boy Scout and an Airman in the Civil Air Patrol. He was an avid SCUBA diver, fisherman and hunter.
Devin is preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry V. Glore; uncle, Jacob E. Baele; and great-grandmother, Adele Merrell.
He is survived by his father, Darren R. Merrell; mother, Kerry A. Merrell; sister, Haleigh A. (Jordan) Volmer; grandparents, Jim and Margie Wegrzyn, Jerry Baele, Evelyn F. Glore; great-grandmother, Marjorie Hughes; and a nephew, Jacob C. Volmer.
A Celebration of Devin’s Life will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel (4777 West Spencer Field Road, Pace, Florida 32571).
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made in Devin’s name to Central Illinois Independents: A “Special Olympics” Organization. Please mail donations to: Central Illinois Independents, c/o Ron Bellinger, 826 LaSalle Blvd., Marquette Heights, IL. 61554
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