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Franklin "Paul" Merrill

March 31st, 1941 - March 4th, 2020

03/07/2020 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
330 Pershing Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
03/07/2020 at 1:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
330 Pershing Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45011

Franklin "Paul" Merrill, age 78 of Hamilton, finished his journey and went to see the Lord on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Paul was born in Hamilton, Ohio on March 31, 1941 to John Merrill and Virginia Drummond. Paul served as US Marine. On June 22, 1983, he married Joni Mestemaker. Together, they owned P.J. Shooters Bar for over 26 years. Paul also worked for the City of Hamilton for 12 years.

Paul is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joni Merrill; his children, Paul Merrill Jr., Lisa (Greg) Kessler and Jeff Mestemaker; his son-in-law, Dave Moylan; his grandchildren, Chanel (Darren) Daniels, Brandon Fair, Katherine Kessler, Andrew Kessler and Braelynn Merrill; his great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Connor, Niaha and Kailin; his sister, Patricia (Dale) Schneider; and many loving friends and family. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Robin Moylan; and his six siblings.

Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Ave., Hamilton, Ohio, on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home.

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So sorry for your lost. I am Brenda Mays sister

Jo & jerry

Sorry for you loss. Paul was a wonderful man loved by many. Many prayers for the family with much love.

Laura Metz

Sorry for your loss, Joni. I saw Paul occasionally when I rung him out and made him coffee at Home Depot. He always had a smile and story ready for me. Everyone there just loved him! He will be dearly missed!