Bob Ernest Merritt
Bob Ernest Merritt
  • January 13, 1940 - May 1, 2011
  • Verona, Virginia

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Bob Ernest Merritt, 71, of Verona, died at 11:20 Sunday evening May 1, 2011 at Augusta Health at Fishersville, VA.

A son of the late Winfield Scott and Rose Lee Daniels Merritt, he was born on Jan. 13, 1940 in Pedal, MS and had been making his home in Augusta County in the Verona area for the past 30 years.

Mr. Merritt was a veteran of the US Navy and had worked for Paul Obaugh Ford for 27 years. He was also a member of the Staunton Moose Lodge; Staunton Eagles; Staunton Elks Lodge; was a golf player and a member of the Staunton Bowling League.

He is survived by his wife, Norma A. Merritt; eight children, Greg, Noemi, Janet, Lynn, Jennifer, Renee, Elaine and Scott; and fifteen grandchildren.

He was cremated at the Lindsey Cremation Chapel in Harrisonburg and a Memorial Service will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2011 from the Chapel of the Lindsey Weyers Cave Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Staunton Moose Lodge immediately following the Memorial Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad. 1600 Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24401; or the Verona Fire Department, 304 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482.

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