Bryan Merrill

Bryan 'Cowboy' Merrill

SALISBURY - Bryan Eugene "Cowboy" Merrill, 25, of Salisbury, went to be with the Lord.

He was born Jan. 5, 1987, in Transylvania County, the son of Mike Perry and Ronda Mothershead Perry.

He loved spending time with his son. He was an outdoor person and loved fishing, bull riding, hot rods and motorcycles. Bryan was a roofer and framer by trade. He was educated in the Rowan County School System.

He was preceded in death by grandfather Ronald Mothershead; and grandparents Bryan and Frances Merrill.

Those left to cherish his memories are son Landen E. Merrill of China Grove; grandmother Etta Mothershead of Salisbury; sisters Holly Wedge (Gordon) and Ashley Propst, both of Salisbury; brothers Shayne Perry and Michael Junior Perry (Carla), both of Salisbury; uncle Gene Mothershead (Lisa) of Salisbury; aunt Robin Kluttz-Ellison (Dave) of Salisbury; cousins Aaron Mothershead, Chandler Kluttz, Mackenzie Kluttz and EmyLou Ellison; nephews Thomas Logan Perry, Jaxon Perry, Shae Perry and Kurt Wedge; and niece Haileigh Hollifield.

Visitation: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 E. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Graveside Service: 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Rowan Memorial Park, the Pastor Carroll Robinson officiating.

Memorials: May be made to Rowan Helping Ministries, P.O. Box 4026, Salisbury, 28145.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Merrill family. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144

Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 31, 2012