PORTAGEVILLE -- Merrill Dee Silman, 78, died March 13, 2012, at his home.
Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Gideon, to the late A.J. and Ercil Pavey Silman, he had worked as a roofer and was self-employed until retirement.
Survivors include: one daughter, Bernice Simmons of Alton; five sons, Delbert Silman and Danny Silman of Portageville, Robert Silman of Marston, Jerry Silman of Hitchcock, Texas, and Phillip Silman of Lilbourn; four sisters, Jo Ann Little of Yorba Linda, Calif., Nancy Edgar of Portageville, Barbara Dabney of Columbus and Terri Joiner of Malden; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Online condolences may be sent at delislefuneralhome.net.