Funeral service for Merle Highfield, age 94, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Lantz officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Highfield passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at her residence in Sulphur Springs, TX.
Merle Beville Highfield was born on June 2, 1925, to Pearl & Fred Beville in Como, Texas. She had one twin brother, Maurice, who preceded her in death. She was 94 years old at the time of her death on February 4th 2020. She grew up in and attended school in Como. She married W.E. Highfield on February 25th 1945. They had three sons Tony, and twins David and Steve Highfield. She was preceded in death by her brother, her parents, her husband and all three of her sons. Merle was a resident at Wesley House Assisted Living at the time of her death. With the exception of working on an assembly line in Fort Worth during WWII, she lived her adult life in Sulphur Springs. Merle enjoyed her role as a homemaker and a mother for most of her life, never met a stranger and made many close friends throughout her long life.
She is survived by three grandchildren: Wesley Highfield (wife Linda) of Friendswood, Texas, Haley Holliday (husband Seth) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Amy Highfield of Fort Myers, Florida. She is also survived by three great grandchildren and several cousins & extended family members.