Larry Merlo

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mr. Larry Merlo, age 54 of Shelbyville, Tennessee passed away, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Tedder officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5 -- 8 PM.

A native of Shelbyville, TN., he was the son of the late Earnest and Lillie Mae Anderson Merlo. He was a roofer and enjoyed fishing, writing poetry, playing pool and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Ann Douglas.

He is survived by three daughters; Lori Burrows of Gruetli-Laager, TN., Constance Hill of Estill Springs, TN. and Michelle Merlo of LaVergne, TN.; six brothers, Shull Merlo and his wife, Sara, Jessie Lewis Merlo and his wife, Gayle, Earnest K. Merlo and his wife, Jackie, Charles Merlo and his wife, Wanda, Lawrence Merlo and Donald Merlo and his wife, Brenda, all of Shelbyville, TN., two sisters, Dianne Merlo of Unionville, TN. and Patricia Haynes and her husband, Gene of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Madison Burrows and Austin, Rylie and Kaden Hill; his ex-wife Deborah Brymer Neal of LaVergne, TN. and several nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.