James L. “Buck” Merida, 86, of Nicholasville, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 in Lexington, Ky. Born July 26, 1932 in Garrard County, he was a son of the late William Merida & Ophelia Oakes Arnold.
Buck had been a barber for many years, retired from the Nicholasville Post Office where he had worked 25 years and had been a longtime employee of a local Nicholasville funeral home. He was also an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict , and a longtime and faithful member of Edgewood Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Merida.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Juanita Woods Merida of Nicholasville, and a large host of nieces, nephews & great nieces and nephews. Buck’s funeral service will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Edgewood Baptist Church in Nicholasville, by Revs. Bob Blankenship & Donnie Reed. Burial with military rites will take place at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey & Brian Durham, George, Billy Ray, Cliff and Matthew Woods. Honorary bearers will be John West, Danny Patrick & Members of the Jim Smith Sunday School Class. Visitation will be held Monday, January 28th from 4—8 PM at the Edgewood Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy go to the Hospice of the Bluegrass. Friends and family may leave special memories or condolences on his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com
Ramsey-Young Funeral Home, Lancaster in charge of arrangements.