Terry D. Merz

02/29/1952 - 05/23/2022


Obituary For Terry D. Merz

Terry D. Merz age 70 of Hamilton passed away Monday May 23, 2022. He was born February 29, 1952 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of the late Jerry L. and Betty (Baker) Merz. Terry was a 1970 graduate of Hamilton Taft High School and Wittenberg University where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a school teacher and football coach at Hamilton High School, Lakota West High School, Princeton High School, and Talawanda High School. He will be fondly remembered for his positive impact on so many students and athletes over the years. Terry is survived by his wife Kathy Merz; three children Jason (Molly) Merz, Justin (Kathryn) Merz, and Meaghan (Mike) Henderson; four grandchildren Maxwell Bernard Merz, Mason Baker Merz, Hayden Drake, and Addyson Riley Merz; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dan and Cara Bowman as well as many nieces and nephews. Terry is also preceded in death by his in-laws Earl and Ginny Bowman and Tim, Tom, and Sylvia Bowman. Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday May 26, 2022 at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 AM Friday May 27, 2022 at the funeral home, with Mr. Jack Young, officiating. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. www.websterfuneralhomes.com


26 May


05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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  • 05/27/2022

    Praying for the family, I remember him from my Elementary and Jr. High days. R.I.H. Myron Slaughter

  • 05/26/2022

    We are sending our deepest sympathies to the entire Merz family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I can still recall Terry's wonderful laugh. Memories of times together will be cherished. ❤️

  • 05/25/2022

    I met Terry in high school. We were both on the Hamilton Taft wrestling team. Terry was heavyweight and I wrestled in the lightest weight class. Terry was a top notch person who will be dearly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  • 05/25/2022

    I had the pleasure of being a part of a team that Coach Merz was on staff. He was outstanding. Always had a big smile and encouraged us to do great things. A great Man! He will be missed. Stephen Napier

  • 05/25/2022

    I'm so sorry Kathy to hear of Terrys passing. I know you will miss him terribly. Thinking of you. 💞 Chris Reid Minges

  • 05/25/2022

    Coach Metz coached his player as hard as any coach, on any level I played. He also loved his players as much as any coach I've ever had. He kicked our butts everyday, opened his home up to his players, and turned kids into men, and produced too many 'Dawgs' to count. Like hundreds, if not thousands of people, I am a better person because I had Coach in life.

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  • 05/25/2022

    So sorry to hear of his passing. I knew him later in life and even with everything that he was going through he was always so positive and upbeat. Encouraging those around him and supporting us daily.

  • 05/25/2022

    I met Terry and Kathy when they came to Talawanda. Terry came to be on the football staff . What a wonderful addition to that coaching staff. Terry was so great with the kids . He was the sweetest guy who always had a smile for everyone. What great times and memories we had back then. Please know that your family is in our hearts and prayers. Sending our love to all.

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