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 Wayne Wallace Merritt

Wayne Wallace Merritt

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 26 Jun 2012 (aged 81)
Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA
Burial Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 92760934 · View Source
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Wayne Wallace Merritt
September 24, 1930 - June 26, 2012

Wayne Wallace Merritt of Snyder passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the age of 81. He was born September 24, 1930 in Canyon to Robert Homer and Fleeta (Matthews) Merritt. Wayne attended Snyder schools and enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He was later drafted by the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Upon receiving honorable discharge, Wayne worked as a welder until retiring. He was a private pilot and enjoyed every opportunity to fly. He was also a great outdoorsman that spent many seasons hunting and fishing. Wayne was a member of the American Legion, Veteran's of Foreign War, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Wayne married Bessie Marie Miller on April 18, 1953 in Snyder. The couple had four children, James (Gwen) Merritt of Colorado City, Fleeta Dianne Grizzle of Midland, Kathy (Mark) Holdren and Robbi (Douglas) Tindol, all of Snyder. In addition to his wife and children, Wayne is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Andrus of Anson; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two beloved dogs, Will and Toto.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister; a great-grandson; a son-in-law, Dennis Grizzle; and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Bob Merritt.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Snyder Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Combest Family Funeral Homes | 2210 Broadway | Lubbock, TX 79401 | 806-749-4483


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  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92760934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne Wallace Merritt (24 Sep 1930–26 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92760934, citing Snyder Cemetery, Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .