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    Jay Garnett Merrick, Retired, USAF - Warner Robins, Georgia - 15 Aug 2017

    Jay Garnett Merrick, Retired
    USAF
    Warner Robins, Georgia - 15 Aug 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    The family of Jay G. Merrick has asked the Patriot Guard to stand in honor of his service to this nation. We are pleased to do so.

    Mr. Merrick faithfully served in the USAF for twenty years (1954-1974), attaining the rank of TSgt (E6).

    We will stand a flag line of honor for one hour (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) prior to the commencement of the funeral service. After completion of the funeral service, we will participate in the escort of this hero from McCullough’s to Parkway Memorial Gardens, 720 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins GA 31083 for interment with military honors.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Aug 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
    McCullough Funeral Home
    417 South Houston Lake Road
    Warner Robins, Georgia - 31088

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    George “General” Patton
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    (478) 719-7396

    Special Instructions:

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will Be Provided
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water will be provided.

    Submitted By: George Patton
    Position: Ride Captain

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    My wife Joan and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends for the loss of your loved one Air Force Retired TSGT Jay Merrick. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifice and service to our country will never be forgotten. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor and respect for the years of service to our great nation. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace as their mission is now complete. I salute your HERO.
    Byron "Gimpy" Hall
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    Retired Chief Petty Officer
    U.S. Navy 1965 - 1985
    American Legion Post #304

    "Standing for those who stood for us"

    "There can be no greater honor, than to serve for one's country"

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    My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Jay Garnett Merrick. Rest in Peace, Hero.
    JJ Bishop

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    MCPO, USCGR (Ret.)
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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Air Force (Ret), Viet Nam Era Veteran, Tech Sergeant Jay Garnett Merrick. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
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    F.C. White, Sr. Tech 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
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    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this fallen hero.
    Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done . Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    MIA/POW's you are not forgotten


    "Hotwheel," Cisco, Texas


    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    US Army 1970 - 1972

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    Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Miz. Alice and I would like to offer our Most Sincere Condolences. Thank you, for your dedicated commitment and service to our great country and for keeping our freedom and way of life. I salute you and may you rest in peace wrapped in the loving arms of Almighty God
    Willie "Poppa Joe" Black
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of TSgt Jay Garnett Merrick. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Jay for your service.
    Karen (kerrybell) Trone
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    If you are going to pray then don't worry !!
    For I know the plans I have for you....
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    Care deeply. Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




    As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day,
    I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
    I hear you when you're laughing, and watch you while you sleep,
    I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
    I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home,
    So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone.
    Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me,
    Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
    So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
    Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.
    Rev. Rick Hensel
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    My Son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Hensel, USA (AD), Korea, OIF, OEF
    My Step Son, PO1 Ralph Clarke, USN (R)
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    My Father, Frederick (Red) Hensel Sr., NY National Guard
    My Cousin, Richard Hensel, USA, Korea
    My Cousin, Sgt Edward Hensel, USA, Honor Guard, Arlington National Cemetery
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    My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jay Garnett Merrick. Thank you for your service. We wish you eternal rest now with God.
    Ron Schott
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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    And as we of the United States Navy would say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we now have the Watch…
    Nick 'Mustang' Young
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    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
    MGST Joseph Young USA (Ret)
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    AVCM Mike Burn USN (Ret)
    FLASC, Friend

    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    My condolences to the family of this American Veteran. Your service to the American people will not be forgotten. May this Veteran rest in peace.

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    My Family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Mr. Merrick. RIP



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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
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    Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
    for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.
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    With deepest sympathy for your loss, and gratitude for his service to our country.

    Don and Cecilia Sloat

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    I want to express my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of*TSgt. Jay Garnett Merrick
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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

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    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jay Garnett Merrick, Retired, USAF Veteran. Thank you for your service to our country and may God Bless you and your family in their time of need. Rest in peace your duty here on earth is done.
    Lamar SpeedyO Owen
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    Went to Nam as strangers and came home brothers.
    Riding in memory of my brother James W. Owen USAAC, WWII.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts of peace and healing. Hold on to the memories. And please, remember to take care of yourself.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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    My Condolences go out to family and friends of (Ret) USAF Veteran, Jay Garnett Merrick may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service.

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    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this veteran.
    Know that you are in our prayers and in the Lords hands.
    Thank You for your loved ones service to our great nation.
    So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men. Philippians 2--29

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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to our country. May, you rest in peace in the home that Jesus has prepared for you

    In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
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    Standing in Honor of all who have served our country.
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    Wesly B. Castleberry---brother US ARMY 27 years retired
    Melanie Castleberry—niece US ARMY
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    Arlie Castleberry – uncle US ARMY-AIR FORCE WWI
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