Richard Leroy Mercilliott

Richard L. Mercilliott

Richard L. Mercilliott, 77, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014,
after a long illness.

Richard was born in Washington, D.C., the son of James
Mercilliott and Florence King Mercilliott. He graduated
from
Anacostia High School in 1956 and married his
high school sweetheart, Lynn Shaw, in 1957.

Richard was a pipefitter and a member of the
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators
union, Local 24. He retired in 1993 from the Walter E.
Campbell Co.

Richard spent his retirement years at Lake Caroline in
Ladysmith, where he enjoyed fishing, boating and the
simple things in life. During his life, Richard was a
member of the Elks Lodge and the Madison Ruritan Club.
He was a longtime member of Rehoboth United
Methodist Church in Beaverdam.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Lynn,
in 2007.

Richard is survived by his only child, Catherine McDonald and her husband, Doug, of
Fairfax Station. He spent the final years of his life with his loving companion, Sue
Kersey of Ladysmith.

Richard will be remembered as a loving father and loyal friend and will be missed by
many.

The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13,
at Storke Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bowling Green.

A funeral and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Rehoboth
United Methodist Church, 18580 Partlow Road, Beaverdam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rehoboth United
Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Online guest book is at
storkefuneralhome.com