August 17, 1935 - October 28, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 from 12 noon-2 p.m.
Monday, November 3, 2014 2:30 p.m., Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany, OH
Merle D. Piper passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 28, 2014. He was born on August 17, 1935 in Harlem Township, Delaware County, OH. to the late Clarence & Thirza Piper. He was 1 of 9 children. Merle was a member of the Crossville, TN Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was past president of the New Albany, OH Lions Club in 1974-75; previous member of the Masonic Temple; Master Plumber for 46 years and an avid hunter and loved by many family and friends. He never met a stranger. He is survived by loving and devoted wife, Bobbie (Roberta) V. Piper and beloved pet Zoe; children, Belenda Hatch Brown (Phil Pontikos), Gene Hatch (Mandi), Pamela Hatch Wilbur (Dave) and Robert Hatch (Kandi); seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene (Rachel) Piper and Carl Piper. Preceded in death by his daughter,Tonya and son, Terry D. Piper; siblings, Lee Piper, Raymond Piper, Richard Piper, Marie Rhodeback, Mary Jane Thompson and Marjorie Pestel, mother-in-law, Lucille Dill. Calling hours at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH on Monday, November 3, 2014 between 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a graveside service following at Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany, OH at 2:30 p.m., Elder Denny Leckron, officiating.