In Loving memory of Our Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.
Lee is survived by his children, Melonie Merrifield, Michelle Knocke and husband John, Julie Merrifield and Alex Merrifield. He and his beloved son the late Eric Merrifield are together again. He is remembered by his thirteen grandbabies, John Hutfless, wife Becky, Nicole Hutfless, husband Ryan Meats, Kristian Knocke, wife Diana, Amanda Adler, husband Robbie, Kraig Knocke, girlfriend Christine Clifton, Ryan Knocke, Carina Brown and Charisse Brown and his six great grandbabies Gavin Hutfless, Brodie Hutfless, Mason Adler, Ryleigh Adler, Deegan Meats and Elise Knocke.
Survived by his siblings Marjie D’Angelo, Lyle Merrifield and Juanita Merrifield.
Also survived by his late girlfriend’s children, Shawn Farmer and husband Nate, K.C. Edinger and wife Heidi, Shawn’s son Stuart Hamblin and grandson Logan, K.C,’s children Rob Edinger and Sarah Edinger.
Dad served in the Navy and fought in the Korean war. He lived life with passion and spontaneity. He always lived a bit on the edge. Race car driver, Snowmobile enthusiast, hang gliding and any other crazy stunts he could pull off. He loved hard, played hard, but worked hardest. He had the most beautiful mind and firmly believed where there was will there is a way. His ability to repair anything and think outside of the box to invent things kept us all amazed. He found himself “at home” at Lake McMurray with his gadgets, tools and enjoying his dear friends and neighbors.
Dad loved his family with an unending love and was a teacher, confidant, and rock to his grandchildren. Giving them a wealth of knowledge through working side by side with them from the time they were out of diapers. He will forever be held in their hearts.
He gave his life to Christ in 2018 and fell in love with a little Chihuahua named Leo who left for Heaven unexpectedly just days before Dad did. Dad and Leo are now together in Heaven and loving their family completely.
The memorial will be held at
The Image Church, 19417 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood WA 98036
0n November 18th at 3:00 pm.