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Merlin Sullins

d. May 16, 2021


Merlin E. “Boob” Sullins, 60, of Lee’s Summit, was born, November 26, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Elvis Eugene and Mary Allice (Goff) Sullins.  He departed this life, Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City.

Merlin was a 1978 Kansas City East High School graduate.

On June 4, 1980, he was united in marriage to Deborah Kay Walker in Independence.

Merlin was employed as Machinist for New Tech in Kansas City later working as a Maintenance Technician for Eagle Point Management in Kansas City.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Merlin was preceded in death by his father, Elvis Sullins and his stepfather, Larry Raymond Burton.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah of Lee’s Summit; four children, Brandon (and Rebecca) Sullins of Lee’s Summit, Jennifer (and Brandon) Parks of Blue Springs, Andrea (and Brian) Sullins-Adams of Lee’s Summit, and Samantha Sullins of Lee’s Summit; six grandchildren, Maggie, Weston, Leah, Molly, Gwen, and Maisie; his mother, Mary Burton of Independence; three siblings, Terry (and Debbie) Sullins of Olathe, Vickey (and John) Hamblen of Kearney, and Sherry Couch of Oak Grove; several nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the funeral home.  Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate.  Burial will be in the Strasburg Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Brian Adams, Brian Hershey, Stefan Hershey, Brandon Parks, Weston Parks, and Jared Terrell.  Honorary casket bearers are Brandon Sullins and Terry Sullins.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

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