Robert K. "Bob" Merritt Sr., 81, of Disputanta, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1933, to the late Robert K. and Evelyn Prime Merritt and was preceded in death by: a great-grandson Richard Kin Merritt Jr.; a brother, David Merritt; two sisters, Sybil Klinkel and Clista Heath. Mr. Merritt was a United States Army veteran, he loved to fish garden and listen to country music.
Mr. Merritt is survived by: his loving wife, Virginia Emory Merritt; sons, Robert Merritt and wife Helen, Richard Merritt and wife Ida; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Dickerson.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. David Prather officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park Prince George. The family will receive friends Monday, July 14, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from July 10 to July 13, 2014