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Charles Merz

Charles Merz

Belton - Charles William “Charlie” Merz, 84, widower of Sharon Lea Fryling Merz of Belton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at his home.


Born in Buffalo, NY he was a son of the late Carl and Ellen Andrzejewski Merz. He was thrice married, first to Vivienne May Moors, and then to the late Roxanne McCabe. He was retired from his work as a Supervisor Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic for Lockheed Martin. Mr. Merz proudly served in the US Navy, from which he was also retired, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was active in both the VFW and the American Legion. He was active in both the VFW and the American Legion. He was an avid model train collector and enjoyed watching NASCAR races with his late wife Sharon and friends.

Charlie is survived by four daughters: Michelle Merz Daisey of Laurel, DE, Kelli  Whitten of Anderson, Holly King and husband Clyde of Lodi, WI, and Tina Roughton and husband Gary of Defiance, OH; one sister: Patricia Peppard; six grandchildren: Courtney Painter, Alex Dominguez, Brent Roughton, Christopher Dominguez, Gary Whitten and Justin Charles Whitten; 9 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and special friends. He also leaves behind his best buddy, Rambo.

He was preceded in death by one brother: Donald M. Holleufer; and two sisters: Margaret Limburg and Patricia Larby.

The family is eternally grateful for Charlie's angel, Samantha Mayorga and for Open Arms Hospice staff, Bethany, Alana, Elaine, Donna, Joe, Matt, Sheila, and Dr. Patrick Carey for their wonderful care and support.

Memorial services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, October 8 at M. J. "Dolly" Cooper Veteran's Cemetery with Rev. Joe Farry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Concerned Citizens for Animals, PO Box 1332, Simpsonville, SC 29681, or at Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Service Details

  • Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Place: Graveside
  • Cemetery: M. J. "Dolly" Cooper Veteran's Cemetery
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