Darrell L. Merrifield, 53, of Waldoboro, died Nov. 3 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Aug. 10, 1963 in Augusta to Lyman and Hester Merrifield. He grew up in Jefferson, and graduated from Erskine Academy in the class of 1981.
He worked as an electrician for Roland Choate in Gardiner, and later at Bath Iron Works. He later worked for the Lincoln County Jail in Wiscasset. He lastly worked as a corrections officer at the Maine State Prison until he retired in 2009. He was a member of the Riverside Masonic Lodge #135 and Lakeview O.E.S. Chapter #179 in Jefferson, and the United Baptist Church in South Jefferson. He was an active member of the Central Maine Defenders Motorcycle Group, and was known as, “Shank,” in the club.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Issac. He also enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle, going to casinos, watching T.V., and spoiling his dog, Max. Darrell was a kind, compassionate and talkative person who would assist anyone who needed help.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Laura Parlin.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Merrifield of Waldoboro; parents, Lyman and Hester (Parlin) Merrifield of Jefferson; step-daughter, Racheal Hendron of Waldoboro; step-son, Eric Spofford of Waldoboro; grandson, Issac Hendron of Waldoboro; sister, Laurie Davis of Jefferson; brother, Scott Merrifield of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 5-7 p.m., Mon., Nov. 7 at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 8 at the Cushing Cemetery, North Pond Rd., Warren.
To extend online condolences, visit Darrell’s Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.