Merlin S. Delaune, 82, Of Satsuma, Louisiana passed away September 28, 2022 at his home with his family around him. He was an avid outdoorsman and above all loved family gatherings. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Beverly McIntyre, his son Merlin Delaune and wife Lisa, his son William Delaune and wife Jocelyn, grandchildren, William Delaune and Monique Delaune. He is preceded in death by his parents Sidney “babe” and Julienne Delaune; sisters, Mable Bailey , Grace Gros, Marcell Acosta, Lois Gros, Ethel Hebert, Mildred Foret, Brothers; John “Junior”, Morris and Clement Delaune. At his request his ashes will be scattered in the bayou near his childhood home.