Pastor Merlin Sepmeyer, age 94, of Crossville, passed away September 14, 2020. he was born September 22, 1925 in Edwardsville, Illinois, the son William and Louise Sepmeyer. He was retired from Ford Motor Company and a pastor for more than 25 years. He is survived by his daughters: Kristen Wiese of Crossville and Mary Ann Sanders of Atlanta; and grandchildren: Steven, Matthew, Adam, Chelsey, Katelyn and Megan. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday October 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 426 Sparta Dr. Crossville, TN 38555. Obituary by Hood Funeral Home in Crossville.