Joseph Mertz

Died: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Location: Vidalia Chapel

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Mr. Joseph M. Mertz, age 85, of Lyons, died early Monday morning, January 13, 2020 at Community Hospice after an extended illness. Joseph was a native of Detroit, Michigan and was a Veteran of the United States Airforce and retired as a Major with 20 years of service.  After his military career Joseph was employed by Best Lock of Atlanta, Georgia for 15 years. Joseph then moved to Lyons, Georgia in 2016 where he has resided the last few years. Joseph was Protestant by Faith.


Joseph is survived by his loving and adoring wife of 64 years Diane Mertz, of Lyons, two sons, James Mertz, of Atlanta, Georgia, and David Mertz, of Gillette, Wyoming. Two daughters Lori Mertz of Lyons, Georgia and Jodi Tarpley, of Bogart, Georgia. Joseph is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


A Memorial Service will be held Thursday January 16, 2020 in the Vidalia Chapel of Ronnie L Stewart Funeral Service.  Reverend Leon Stalls will be officiating.  Visitation with the family will be begin on day of service at 1:00PM.


Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Shirley Curl
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Joe was a wonderful man and loving husband. He brought smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts. I will truly miss his hugs when he came in to play bingo. He made our hearts smile. He will be missed by many.
Our love and prayers to his family

   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
My thoughts are with Joseph’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

Laura Farr Huff
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Jodi, I am so very sorry about your dad’s passing. May God give you comfort and peace.

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