Merritt, Thomas Edward Age 67, lifetime resident of Texas, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013. Mr. Merritt was born in Palo Pinto County on December 13, 1945 to the late Addison Randolph Merritt and Dee Lewellen Merritt. He served proudly in the United States Army and Navy during the Viet Nam War. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol L. Merritt, daughter Kimberly M. Lopez and her husband, Mark Lopez; Kristi Barr and her husband Brad Barr; as well as many extended family members. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:00pm at the White Rock Methodist Church.