Merrill was born the son of the late Flora E. (Lockhart) and Merrill H. Cox on July 20, 1938 in Caribou, Maine. He was educated in Keene where he attended local schools. He was formerly married to Norma Callahan who he has stayed close friends with.
Merrill was employed at Frazier Furniture for many years as a furniture builder until his retirement. Prior, he had worked at Sprague and Carlton in Keene for several years.
Merrill enjoyed playing and watching baseball and softball, fishing, hunting, dancing and playing cards. He was always up for a good game of horse shoes and enjoyed spending time in his garden.
Mr. Cox is survived by his children; Tana M. DiMeco and her husband Richard of Swanzey, Michael T. Cox and his wife, Susan of Swanzey, Bret N. Cox and his companion, Michelle Carter of Swanzey and Todd H. Cox and his wife, Jamie of Keene. In addition, he leaves; seven grandchildren, twelve great grand-children, cousins, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Merrill’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11am. in Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Highway, Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Merrill T. Cox to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com