Rody Wayne Mergerson

October 01, 1943 - August 26, 2020

Obituary for Rody Wayne Mergerson

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10:00 am
St. John Baptist Church

Prior to service ONLY

Ft. Sill National Cemetery
Thursday, September 3, 2020
10:00 AM

Rody Wayne Mergerson was born to the proud parents of JP and Jerry Lee Mergerson on October 1, 1943 in Wichita Falls, TX.

He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1964. Rody attended Midwestern University 1971 - 1973 with a major in Business.

Rody married Dorothy Woodard in 1972. He was a devoted husband and friend who truly loved his wife. Everyone knew who “Honey” was.

He worked several jobs with a passion for serving others. He served as a medic in the US Army for 3 years; CNA for the State Hospital, 3 years; Lab Tech with the American Red Cross, 25 years; owner and operator of the Mergs Mini Mart, 3 years; auto salesman for Falls Lincoln Mercury, 5 years and Sales and Service Liaison for Patterson Auto for 21 years.

Rody Wayne accepted Christ at an early age, starting out as an usher at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and later joining St. John Baptist Church where he remained as a Door Keeper in the Lord’s house.

Rody Wayne was preceded in death by his father, JP Mergerson; mother, Jerry Lee Mergerson; brothers, Ira Mergerson, Anthony Mergerson; and sister, Georgelle Hayden.

Loved ones left to cherish his memory are his wife Dorothy Woodard Mergerson; sisters, Lillie Faye Reynolds, Cathy Thornton (Winston); sister-in-law, JoAnn Smith and brother-in-law, Samuel Woodard, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and acquaintances.

When I’m With You

When I’m with you,
eternity is a step away
My love continues to grow,
with each passing day.

This treasure of love,
I cherish within my soul,
how much I love you...
You’ll never really know.

You bring a joy to my heart,
I’ve never felt before,
with each touch of your hand,
I love you more and more.

Whenever we say goodby,
whenever we part,
know I hold you dearly,
deep inside my heart.

So these seven words,
I pray you hold true,
“Forever and Always,
I will Love You.”

In Loving Memory of Unc, Chicken Wayne, Uncle Wayne, Merg
- Always & Forever, R.I.P. -

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My deepest condolences Dot. Wayne was one of a kind and will be truly missed. I can not even begin to imagine your loss, but through God, each day your heart will mend. You were blessed with many years together and had so many wonderful times. I thank you for allowing me to share some of those with you both. Wayne sold me first car (and every car I've bought) and you and him where the first to baby sit Lil Man when he was born when I needed to go to the store. I'll never forget coming back and asking Wayne how did he do? Wayne said "He was asleep the whole time, I thought we were gonna have some fun, but he just slept". My fondest memories are being able to celebrate your birthday last year in SA. It was like old times, lots of laughs and of course hearing "Pennie, you ain't running nothing over here!" Lol I will always treasure the shared vacations, family gatherings, and church services with you both. It's always been Wayne and Dot and it will always be Wayne and Dot. May God's peace and love be with you always. I love you and I am always praying for you.
- Pennie Duran

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