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Gerald Willard "Jerry" Merritt    1946 ~ 2017
Gerald Willard "Jerry" Merritt was born June 10, 1946 in Broseley, Missouri to
Luther and Edna Alice (Speiler) Merritt and passed away August 16, 2017 at
his home in Salem, Missouri at the age of seventy-one years

In April of 1970 Jerry Merritt was united in marriage to Geneva Bowen in St.
Louis, Missouri. Jerry honorably served in the United States Army.  He
enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars.  Jerry was a member of the
Salem Masonic Lodge #225 AF & AM.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Clinton Merritt and Alfred
Merritt; sister, Mary Alice Fawn; and grandson, Andrew Herron.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Merritt of the home in Salem; children,
Barbara Emmons and husband, Doug, Beaumont, Texas, Gerald Merritt Jr.,
Salem, Scott Merritt and wife, Wendy, Salem; brother, Luther E. Merritt,
Broseley; grandchildren, Michael Herron, Kayla Herron, Cody Merritt, Austin
Merritt, Allison Merritt; great grandchild, Addalynn Rose Herron, extended
family and friends.

Jerry will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service for Gerald “Jerry” Merritt was held Friday, August 18, 2017 at
the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Bro. Charlie Younger officiating.
Special CD selections were played. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby
Merritt, Zack Quick, Dennis Quick, Michael Herron, Cody Merritt and Austin
Merritt. Interment was in the Carty Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
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June 10, 1946

August 16, 2017
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