Merle Hord

March 22, 2019
Merle Hord

Merle Hord

Merle Dean Hord, 77, of Tollesboro, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home in Flemingsburg.

He was born November 27, 1941, in Lewis County, a son of the late Adrian and Musetta Pauline Applegate Hord.

Merle was of the Christian faith and was a lifelong farmer who sold more pounds of burley per acre than any farmer at the Maysville Tobacco Warehouse in 1971. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in the garden, tractor pulls, and spending time with his family.

Merle is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jerri Hardymon Hord; two sons, Adrian “AD” Hord and Scott Hord, both of Tollesboro; two sisters, Phyllis Kirkland of Mt. Sterling, and Carol Howell of Indianapolis, Indiana; and one granddaughter, Nova Hord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hord and Edwin Hord; and two sisters, Erma Hook and Gayle Stimm.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Bro. Pete Corns officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memories.

Friends may visit from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.