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Merle Ray Bittick

Mr. Merle Ray Bittick, 65, of Sherman, Texas, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at Texoma Medical Center.

He was born on August 1, 1945 in Cabool, Missouri, the son of Simual and Mary (Loomis) Bittick.

Merle graduated from Cabool High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Violet Wake on May 20, 1966 in Howell County, Missouri. At the time of his passing, he was employed by Fisher-Emerson in the janitorial department.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet on October 17, 1998; two brothers, Audie Bittick and Wayne Bittick; and three sisters, Doris Bittick, Dorothy Bittick and Verla Smith.

He is survived by his sons, Sim Bittick and wife Tammy of Denison, Texas, and Michael Bittick and wife Wynonah of Sherman, Texas; his daughter, Angela Zuniga and husband Juan of Sherman, Texas; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his brother, Alvin Bittick and wife Betty of Pomona, Missouri; his sister, Versel Rogers and husband Charles of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Graveside services were at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at Mt. Ararat Cemetery with Rev. Glen Murray officiating. Pallbearers were David Valadez, Juan Zuniga, Juan Chavez, Scott Bittick, Gary Bittick and Andy Bittick. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.

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