Charles E. Merriman, 96 Sheridan went home to the Lord on Jan. 26, 2021.

He was born on July 8, 1924 to Carl and Ruth (Allen) Merriman in Mooresville Indiana.

He graduated from Westfield High School, Class of 1942. Mr. Merriman immediately enlisted in the United States Army, and proudly served his country during World War II. He was assigned to work as a medic on the St. Mary hospital ship. After the war he returned home and used his GI Bill and enrolled in Butler University; He graduated in 1949 with a degree in botany. Mr. Merriman married the love of his life, Roeberta May (King) Merriman on Jan. 28, 1949. The two of them were at each other's side for more than 70 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Merriman helped start Faith Community Church in Noblesville. He was a founding father. His strong faith led him to serve at the Hamilton County Jail. He would read the bible and share his love in the Lord with the inmates, he would also be found counseling the younger inmates encouraging them to change their lives for the better; He would pray with them and for them.

Mr. Merriman was a member of Gideon and would pass out bibles. Mr. and Mrs. Merriman's strong faith and values were shared with their three children. Over the years, Mr. Merriman did many things, including driving a truck and owning and operating Merriman Feed and Seed company in Sheridan. He also proudly farmed for many years.

Survivors include three children, Debbie Merriman of Sheridan, Robert Merriman of Greenfield and Jeff (Debbie) Merriman of Sheridan; grandchildren, Ryan (Sami) Merriman, Emily (Stephanos) Theodorou, Elizabeth Merriman, Thomas Merriman, Amber Merriman and Whitney (Ellis) Ritchie; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Charlie, Isabe, Elena, Lyla, Malik, Linkoln and Willa.

He was preceded in death by his brother Norman Merriman.

Private memorial services are planned. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 19201 Promise Rd. in Noblesville.

Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com.