Merrill Rickman, age 83 of Baneberry passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital on September 8, 2021. He is retired from Rheem Manufacturing and a United State Army Veteran. Merrill is a member of Leadvale Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Merrill Rickman Sr, and Grace Fisher Rickman, brother, Danny Rickman and infant child, James Rickman. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pat Rickman, children, Greg (Tina) Rickman and Chris (Crissy) Rickman, grandchildren, Jewlz and Norena, sister, Carolyn (Dennis) Diel, also several nieces. A Military Graveside Interment Service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, 2:00 pm in Graham’s Chapel Cemetery. The family has requested that In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations be made to Leadvale Baptist Church, 874 Leadvale Church Rd, White Pine, TN 37890.