Obituary: Bob Merrill, JBob's Designs

He Was 74

Bobby MerrillBobby "Bob" Merrill, the founder of Texas-based JBob's Designs (asi/63006), died on November 5 following a brief illness. He was 74.

Merrill established his supplier firm in 1994, manufacturing USA-made acrylic awards. Twice, Merrill's company was named "Supplier of the Year" by the Awards and Recognition Association.

Merrill is survived by his wife, Janice, sons Quintin and Monty, daughter Patti, stepsons Mike and Chris, stepdaughter Marci, sister Sue, as well as 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one niece. Services were held on November 9 in Ft. Worth, TX. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Merrill's name to the ARA Memorial Scholarship Fund, at