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Merrill Reid Rawls

August 16, 1947 - January 12, 2021

Merrill Reid Rawls,73, met his loving wife at Heaven’s Gate on January 12, 2020. Reid was born to the late Dennis and Selma Rawls on August 16, 1947 in Virginia.

Reid graduated from Great Bridge High School and joined the Army. After serving his country proudly, Reid went to ODU, where he obtained his Master’s in Education. After school he began his career as a teacher and continued for 15 years before retiring. Reid’s true passions were, teaching, watching the Washington Redskins play ball, shooting pool, fishing, woodworking and many other outdoor activities. “Congrats to the BEST father ever!”

Other than his parents, Reid is preceded in death by his wife Louise C. Rawls and brother, Dennis Eugene Rawls.

Left to cherish his loving memory are his children, Adam Rawls & wife Denise and Erin Rawls; grandchild, Mason Rawls; sister, Joyce Cecil and many more extended family members and friends.

Services for both Reid and Louise are pending

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