William Merlin Yeager, 76, of Van Buren passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home. He was the former owner of Merl’s Business Sales in Van Buren and a 25-year member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren. He was a former Boy Scout member of Mulberry. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Earnest Yeager and Mary Lee (Langley) Yeager; and one brother, James Edward Yeager.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with visitation one hour prior to the service.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Yeager of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Yeager and Russell Yeager and his wife Kathy, all of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Stephanie Duboise of Hackett and Eric Yeager of Van Buren; and two great grandchildren, Dean and Lincoln Duboise, both of Hackett.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.