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William Branch Merrill

William Branch Merrill (Bill) age 72, of Lake Helen, Florida passed away peacefully in hospice on January 1, 2021 after a long illness. He was born on December 1, 1948 in Orlando, Florida to Timothy Bond Merrill and Margery Branch Merrill.


Bill graduated from Edgewater High School and excelled at playing the trumpet in the marching band. He attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He loved fishing, surfing, playing his trumpet and being an all-around fun, kind, sweet and very caring person. He is survived by his brother Tim Merrill, sister Mildred Merrill Goode, nephews Aaron Goode, Salinas Merrill, and lifelong friend Anne Hickman. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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