Herbert Clinton Merritt
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Herbert Clinton Merritt
  • February 13, 1929 - November 8, 2017
  • Waynesboro, Virginia

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Herbert "Herb" Clinton Merritt, of Waynesboro passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Herb was born in Augusta County, February 13, 1929 to the late Jacob and Maude Athalie Merritt.
He served his country during the Korean War and was an alumni of the University of Virginia.
Herb received several patents for inventions both in his personal life and at DuPont where he retired from the Industrial Engineering section. In addition to working at DuPont, he built houses, owned a sports & classics automobile restoration business and sold real estate. Among his passions also included ballroom dancing, international travel and cruises.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother & sister-in-law, James Conrad and Peggy Merritt and sister, Evelyn Ralston.
Herb is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sheila; three sons, Jay, Greg (Wendy) and Tim (Lesley); three grandsons, Christopher, Matthew and Justin; uncle, Glenn Gochenour and two nieces, Shirley Fauber and Sandra Beadles. A special love in his life was his "lil' girl," C'est Si, a Shih Tzu and constant companion.
There will be no public visitation or services at this time. A "Celebration of Herb's Life" will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453. You may also honor Herb's memory by donating a pint of blood at Virginia Blood Services.
Special thanks to Dr. Christopher Heck, Hospice of the Shenandoah and those who visited during this three year journey.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
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