Occo Coffman Merritt, age 93 of Ennis, Texas formerly of Hopper, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
She was born on January 18, 1924, in Hopper, the daughter of Gilford Harrison Coffman, Sr. and Dalure Avis Holli eld Coffman. On June 25, 1949, she was married to Joe Merrittt who preceded her in death on September 10, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Paul Coffman and Junior Coffman.
In her younger years, Occo was a school teacher and taught in the local area, and was also a homemaker, raising her family. She is survived by her son, Gary Merritt of Ennis, Texas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marsha Merritt of Ennis, Texas, Mary and Rick Ferguson of LaVernia, Texas; three grandchildren, Tara Ferguson of Fernley, Nevada; Emily Ferguson and Alex Ferguson, both of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Dewey Coffman of Norman, Oklahoma; two sisters, Connie Wegert of San Antonio, Texas and Portia Short of Russellville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services we held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 2, 2017, in the Hopper Church of Christ with Harold Vaughn officiating. Interment was in the Hopper Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Pallbearers were Alex Ferguson, Charles Coffman, P.D. Coffman, Sid Wegert, Preston Wegert and Ron Ballard. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.