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Ronald Shane Merrill

September 21, 1970 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 49)


Ronald Shane Merrill, age 49 died Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.  Shane was born September 21, 1970 in Rutherford County and was a truck driver.  He worked for Truck Service in Forest City, a job he truly loved and he enjoyed dirt track  racing and fishing. 

Survivors include his parents, Ronald Merrill of Etowah, NC, his mother, Patricia Edwards Merrill of Rutherfordton, and his fiancée, Alecia Jones Pruett of Marion.

A memorial visitation with family and friends will be held from 5 until 7 o’clock Wednesday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at

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February 19, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory
227 East Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043

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