July 26, 2021
Lawrence “Larry” Wayne Merz, age 65, passed away on Monday, July 26th, 2021. Larry graduated from Doss HS in 1973. In his late teenage years, Larry began work as a welder on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. By 1978 he had established Superior Fence Company and remained its owner/operator until he retired in 2016. After retirement Larry decided to punch a clock for the first time and worked part-time for Adecco Corporation until his illness. Larry loved working on cars, motorcycles, and anything else with an engine, regardless of whether it was meant to have one. He was constantly fixing anything his friends or family would bring him and loved just tinkering around in “Larry Land”. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Regina Marguerite “Margie” (Brown) Merz and his brother Christopher Paul Merz. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Denise “Micki” (Dobbs) Merz; Son, Thomas Edward Merz (Ronnie); Daughter, Amanda Marie Fryrear (Mike); Grandsons, Christopher Michael Fryrear and Jacob Thomas Fryrear; Grandaughter, Emily Madison Fryrear; Father, George Joseph Merz Jr.; Brothers, Joe Merz (Carol) and Steve Merz; Sisters, Betty Doggendorf (John), Charlene Erickson (Bob), and Debbie Randles (Steve); Aunt, Shirley McCullum (Bob); His precious fur babies, and constant companions, Bailey and Moose. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, or the Kentucky Humane Society. Viewing will be at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216, on Thursday, July 29th, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 30th, 2021, at 10:00 AM.
Lawrence “Larry” Wayne Merz, age 65, passed away on Monday, July 26th, 2021. Larry graduated from Doss HS in 1973. In his late teenage years, Larry began work as a welder on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. By 1978 he had established... View Obituary & Service Information
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