Merrill Wayne Bross was born on August 13, 1949 to Frank (Bud) and Cora Bell (Dreessen) Bross in Guthrie, OK. He passed away on June 30, 2018 at the age of 68. He attended Guthrie schools and graduated in 1967. He attended Oklahoma State University for one year and then entered the air force in 1968. He was stationed in Okinawa. After his enlistment ended, he returned home and farmed with his father for several years. In 1977 he started work at the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company in Oklahoma City. He retired in 2015 after 38 years.
He married his wife Betty on July 15, 1978. The couple had two children Amanda and Adam.
Merrill was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law Wilma and Johnny Shults.
He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Amanda, son Adam, sister and husband Anna May and Charles Callahan, nephews Johnny Len and Jessica Shults and Kendall Shults along with several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his mother in law Phyllis Schultz, brother in law Richard Schultz, and sister in law Jane Schultz.
Services will be at Vondel L Smith & Sons 13125 N MacArthur Blvd on Friday July 6, 2018 at 10:00am. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.