Fred T. Merck

  • Born: November 3, 1930
  • Died: May 2, 2021
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Fred Thomas Merck, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was born in Six Mile November 3, 1930, a son of Jule and Corrie Mitchell Merck.

Fred was a brick mason. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Duke Power with 25 years of service. Fred loved all animals, something he was able to instill in each of his children. Fred had a wonderful sense of humor and laughed every day. He has a zest for life and believed in working hard. He loved to farm and would take the neighbors vegetables (especially the single ladies). He enjoyed hunting and running his dogs.

Fred is survived by a son, Rick Powers (Jeannie) of Seneca; three daughters, Denise Jacobs (Terry) of Dumfries, VA, Renee Taylor of Central, and Freda Lynn Merck (James McCall) of Central; one sister, Imogene Head (John) of Central; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Lesley Merck; his second wife, Lucy Collins Merck; and five brothers, Leroy, Clarence, Austin, Mitchell, and Claude Merck; and three sisters, Eva Leanier, Geneva Gossett, Helen Ashe; and dear friend, Ruth Boggs.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 8th in the Chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Rd., Central. Covid-19 protocols will be observed. Please wear a mask. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.

Interment will follow at Memory Gardens, Clemson.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, 123 Antrim Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

Please visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers for the families...God Bless each one ..

Posted by Judy Crowe - Walhalla, SC - Coworker   May 06, 2021

Our love and prayers are with you all! Uncle Fred was always happy, even during his last few years! I have sweet memories of going with him, a couple of other Merck brothers, and my father to listen to their dogs sing on a fox run at night in the Shady Grove Mountains of Sunset, SC! Our family loved him so very much! Our love him so very much!

Posted by Tim, Vicky Golden and Jake Anderson - Pickens,, SC - Family   May 06, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Daddy. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Joy Barnette - Cleveland, NC   May 05, 2021

Freda and family,
Prayers for all of you at this difficult time. Treasure all the wonderful memories and share them with each other. Take time to grief and hold each other a little tighter. Prayers Dale Bagwell

Posted by Dale Bagwell - Waterloo, SC - Friend   May 05, 2021

I took care of Mr Fred Merck at the place he was at , I enjoyed getting to know him . He was a sweet man loved him like my grandpa. If you was ever sad he would turn that frown upside down . He will greatly be missed . Love you papa Fred the facility won't be the same without out you . Love an prayer for all the family

Posted by LeAnne King - Pendleton, SC - Friend   May 04, 2021


Sending our prayers and sympathy for you family...RIP, Fred.
Pam & Larry Wisham

Posted by Pam Wisham - Central,, SC - Family Friend   May 04, 2021

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