Thomas Robert "Bob" Merritt Jr., age 84, of Atlanta, passed away at his home on the morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
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Mr. Merritt was born on February 9, 1929. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a Captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. His career included managerial positions in major corporations, and numerous achievement awards.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Merritt, and is survived by his son, Tom, and his wife, Penny, of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter, Karen, and her husband, Tim, of Madison, Ala.; grandchildren, Matt, Courtney, and Cassie; five brothers and sisters, 10 brothers- and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, in Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Briarlake Baptist Church, 3715 Lavista Rd., Decatur, GA 30033; Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502; Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr., Atlanta, GA 30319; or
, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, Decatur, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on May 17, 2013
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