Edward Houston Merrill III (77) of Winter Garden, Florida, formerly from South Bend, Indiana, passed away at the Health Center Hospital in Ocoee on April 5, 2020. He was born March 11, 1943 in St. Joseph County to Edward Huston Merrill II and Virginia Lee (McCreary) Merrill. Both parents preceded him in death.
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Ed (Skip to those of us who knew him best) is survived by a daughter Marla Erickson (Jeff Erickson) of Granger, IN, son Edward Huston Merrill IV (his partner Lisa Hensley) of South Bend, IN and three grandchildren, Gina Santuro, Adam Merrill and the late Austin Merrill. Brothers, Marc Merrill of Mishawaka, IN and brother Christopher Merrill (Sandy Merrill) of Niles, Michigan.
Ed attended Indiana University in South Bend and moved to Florida in 1967. He worked on the construction of Disney World and had several businesses that he started and operated over the years. His favorite pastime was flying his airplane “Juliet”, fast cars, golfing and fishing.
The family will arrange services at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.