Merlin Pierce, 84, of Kingman died at Joan & Diana Hospice on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, with his family at his side.
A memorial service will be held for Merlin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, at Sutton Funeral Home at 1701 Sycamore Ave. in Kingman.
Merlin was born May 14, 1930, in Marshfield, Wis., to James and Martha (Stevens) Pierce.
He married Harriet Spencer on December 20, 1952, in Colorado.
He was a Korean War veteran in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He moved to California in 1955 and then to Kingman in 1976, where he was the owner of Merlin Auto Center.
Merlin was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet (Spencer) Pierce, and is survived by three sons, Merlin K. Pierce of Kingman, James L. Pierce of Las Vegas and Keith W. (Kathy) Pierce of Boise, Idaho; three daughters, Joan E. (Russ) Eisenhart of Marion, Iowa, Susan A. (Jay) Mott of Chula Vista, Calif., and Linda L Zutell of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Merlin belonged to the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Merlin was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edwin, George, Henry and James; and five sisters, Emily Pierce, Rita Bordes, Lois Olsen, Gwendolyn Olsen and Avis Joosten.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: J&D Hospice, 812 Airway Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409.