Obituary of William "Dub" Lee Merchant, Jr.
William “Dub” Lee Merchant Jr., 89, of Haines City, FL passed away on April 17, 2023 in Lakeland, FL. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Ponce De Leon, FL to William Lee Sr. and Robelia A. Lindsey Merchant. William was a proud veteran who proudly served our country in the US Navy from where he was honorably discharged with the rank of Ensign. He worked as an office manager for forty years, moved to Haines City in 2013 from Pensacola, FL and he was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL.
William loved to garden and work in the yard. He was a car enthusiast and a coin collector. His family remembers him as a very friendly man who never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Robelia Merchant; loving wife, Betty Jean Merchant; and sister, Mary Waldene Merchant Mize. William leaves behind to cherish his memory his son, Ronnie Merchant of Haines City, FL; daughters, Joni Merchant and Debra Moore both of Haines City, FL; brother, Earl Merchant of Chipley, FL; and sister, Audrey Bowlin and husband, Yon of Chipley, FL.
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