Merlin Clifford Graff of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, January 17, 1936 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Jacob Graff and Mabel Hiley Graff and passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 27 days.
Merlin married Lucille Rose Fulliam on July 2, 1956 in Goldendale, Washington.
Merlin worked many years on the railroad in the northwest United States. He later worked as an auto mechanic at several service stations. He attended Church of God and gave much to Billy Graham Association. He was a lover of animals and always took a stray in. He supported Wildlife Association and Jane Goodall Institute. His hobbies were fishing and shooting pool.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Mabel Graff; sons, Phillip and Paul Graff; brothers, Jacob, Raymond, Orville and Leo Graff; sisters, Evelyn Hussey and Marion Miller; sister-in-law, Bessie Copling; and brothers-in-law, Don Boyster, Paul (Carolyn) Fulliam, James and John Fulliam.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Fulliam Graff of Cuba, Missouri; son, Michael Graff of Union, Missouri; brother-in-law, Pastor Henry (Patsy) Copling of Cuba, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Louise Boyster of Kimberling City, Missouri and Bertha Davis of DeSoto, Missouri; special friend, Roger Knapp of Union, Missouri; grandchildren, Roger Lee Knapp of Union, Missouri and Jimmy Ray Knapp of Lebanon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Henry Copling officiating.
Burial was at the Lick Creek Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Jack Scott, Matt Fulliam, David Hurst, Roger Lee and Jimmy Ray Knapp.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.