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Franklin Merritt

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PONTOTOC – Franklin Merritt, son of Ernest and Ola Merritt, went to be with his Savior June 17, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Hospice, Tupelo. He enjoyed golfing and watching football games. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Wayne Cobb and Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in West Heights Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bobbie Tedford Merritt; five children, Tricia Parks (Bill), Nancy Neagle (Charles), Linda Carver (Ricky), Ben Merritt (Jimmie Lee) and Christie Huey (Michael); eight grandsons; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two nieces; and one brother, Bobby Rice (Mary Ruth).
Visitation will be today from 5 until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 until 10 a.m. at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be made at www.baldwinnowellfh.com/admin.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on June 18, 2014
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