Merrill F. Brookbank of Keota was born March 18, 1939, in Dayton, Ohio, to Merrill and Louella (Stevens) Brookbank. He passed away on May 19, 2018, in Keota at the age of 79.
He is survived by one son, Johnny M. Brookbank and fiancé, Cheryl Williams, of Keota; one daughter, Laurie E. Porter and husband, Trevor N. Porter, of Keota; two sisters, Anita Sorenson of Seattle, Wash., Marilyn Hayes and husband, Richard, of Branson, Mo.; one half-sister, Penny Brookbank; four half-brothers, Russell Brookbank, Michael Brookbank, Tony Brookbank and Kevin Brookbank; grandchildren, Amber Hyler, Curtis Baker and Crystal Mealer; great-grandchildren, Braddock Baker, Nicholas Hyler, Brylee Hyler, Cheyenne Bridges, Hunter Mealer and Brantley Mealer; close friend, Alex Marshall of Keota.
Merrill was preceded in death by one son, Todd E. Brookbank and his parents, Merrill and Louella Brookbank.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Stigler.