BOSSIER CITY – Services for noted night club owner and trapshooter Merle Kemmerly, Jr. will be Thursday. He died May 13 at age 86.
He played a key role in establishing Bossier City’s nightclub scene known as “The Bossier Strip and operated some of its biggest and best-known clubs, including Kim’s and Sak’s Whiskey A Go-Go. He later operated a dinner restaurant in Shreveport and country and western giant Cheyene Lily’s.
He was the first shooter elected to the Louisiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame and was the first amateur to break 100 straight doubles at the Grand American competition.
Survivors include two sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Hillcrest Memorial.