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John Robert Bush Merker

September 8, 1960 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 60)



John Robert Bush Merker, age 60, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 10:10 am Sunday, January 17, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side.  

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

John was born on September 8, 1960, in Hannibal, MO,  the son of Robert Earl and Lula Mae (Powell) Bush.

He was united in marriage to Anna Lockett on October 27, 1991. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2010.

Survivors include his mother and step father; Lula and Mark Wellman of Camp Point, IL; sisters; Pauline Scott (Peter) of Camp Point, IL, Lori Roberts (Jesse) of Clayton, IL and Teresa Staley (Robert) of Quincy, IL; six nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and wife.

John graduated from Liberty High School in the class of 1979.  He honorably served his country in the US Navy during the Gulf War stationed on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

John worked  for Otto Vending in Quincy as a stock driver before his health forced him to retire. John enjoyed playing golf and watching Tiger Woods.  He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, computers, boating and most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith Funeral Home or Community Loving Care Hospice , in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family on John's memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com  

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Smith Funeral Home & Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses
2619 St. Mary's Ave., Hannibal MO 63401
Tel: 1-573-221-8148
Email: smithfuneralhomeandchapel@gmail.com
Web: http://www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com

Community Loving Care Hospice
914 West Main Street, Bowling Green MO 63334
Tel: 1-573-324-9828
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