Carl Merriott, Jr.
Apple Valley - On March 23, 2020, Carl Merriott, Jr. of Apple Valley, California, went home to the Lord, after battling cancer for many years. He was born in 1938 in Alabama. He lived the first half of his life in Sugar Creek & Independence, Missouri. In 1959 he started his career in the Cement industry at Missouri Portland Cement Company where he rose to Chief Chemist & worked at both the Sugar Creek & Joppa, Illinois locations. He retired from Southwest Portland Cement company in Victorville, California as Chief Chemist. Carl's priority at work was making good cement. Even though he officially retired after 38 years, he continued to work as a consultant in the cement industry for more than 10 years. Carl is survived by the love of his life, Jean, of 62 yrs. He was blessed with 3 children, 2 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren: son Richard (Roxanne) Merriott; daughters Staci (Mark) Alberi, & Jill Hasker; granddaughters, Christa(Franco) Ortega, Jessica(Justin) Ratts. great grandchildren Alexandrea, Gabrielle, Franco Stryder Ortega & Ava Ratts. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Katherine Guthals and nieces and nephews. Carl and Jean were blessed with life long friends Gary and Janis Fish. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl Sr. & Inez Merriott, brother Charles, sister Elsie & Al Mitchell and son in law Dennis Hasker. Carl was much loved and is greatly missed. Because of the Covid Pandemic, a celebration of life is to be held at a later date.
Published in Daily Press from Mar. 20 to Mar. 24, 2021.