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Jack E. Merchant

Mr. Jack E. Merchant, 73, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 19, 2020 at his home in Bluff Springs, Fla.

Mr. Merchant was a native and life long resident of Bluff Springs. He was a loving husband, daddy, paw-paw and great paw-paw. He was retired from Johnson Sand and Gravel with over 20 years of service, was a little league baseball and football coach for many years, loved working with kids and was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Merchant; one sister, JoAnn Merchant; six brothers, William, Richard, Nathan, Jerry, Steve and Larry Merchant; and his second mother, Evelyn Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Faye Merchant of Bluff Springs; three sons, Billy (Wendy) Merchant of Century, Fla., George Richard (Jennifer) Merchant of Flomaton and Kevin (Renee) Merchant of Bluff Springs; one brother, John (Gloria) Merchant of Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Linda Ingram of Ozark; 10 grandchildren, Miranda, Brittany, Darrin, Cheyanne, Mallory, Kelli, Hannah, Tyler, Jaycee and Molly; four great-grandchildren, Mason, Walker, Easton and Sawyer; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Piatt officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Nov. 21, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Darrin Merchant, Eric Merchant, B.J. Johnson, Willie Johnson Jr. Milstead and Dennis Mathis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Adams, Kevin Andrews and Thomas Slaughter.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.