|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1950|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2008|
Merritt David Burgess, July 14, 1950 – March 6, 2008. Merritt was born July 14, 1950 in Soap Lake, Washington to James and Peggy Burgess. In 1962, he moved to Burbank where he attended John Muir Jr. High School and Burbank High School graduating in 1968. In 1968, he joined the United States Army and was deployed to Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Merritt and Nancy were married in 1973. They had two children, Michelle and James. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 2004.
Three years before his death Merritt was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle and as a result lost a leg and his eyesight. In August 2007, he welcomed his "Little Angel", granddaughter Keira, into the world.
Merritt loved to play softball where he was a pitcher formally with All-American Masters and a host of other teams. Merritt also loved to listen to country music, the Dallas Cowboys, and to watch the Angels beat the New York Yankees.
Merritt is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Michelle Stamp (Terry); son James; granddaughter, Keira Stamp; mother, Peggy and step-father, Robert Brattensborg of Fargo, North Dakota; father-in-law, William Patterson. His father, James Burgess and sister, Jean Burgess, predeceased him. Many friends and relatives in North Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia and California will miss him.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Section: Grace, Lot 3897, Grave 4
Created by: Linda Carole Mustion
Record added: Oct 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30600587