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William "Bill" Merritt

October 7, 1927 November 17, 2018
William "Bill" Merritt
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Obituary for William "Bill" Merritt

DURHAM: William “Bill” Merritt, 91, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at his home.. He was born in Durham, North Carolina, the son of the late Hubert Ernest Merritt and Annie Iola Ferrell Merritt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Merritt was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Ann Brown Merritt of 67 years, sons Alan Merritt and Connie Merritt; granddaughter Rebecca Anne Merritt, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Mr. Merritt served in the Navy during World War II and was awarded a Victory Medal. Mr. Merritt retired from IBM. He was a faithful and devoted member of Guess Road Baptist Church for 60 years in many positions, including deacon and trustee, always putting God first. He was a Gideon where he placed Bibles in motels and other places.
Mr. Merritt is survived by his wife, Janie Ashworth Merritt; sisters, Dot and Francis; brother in law, Carl; step daughter, Annette Faris and husband John; grandchildren, David Merritt and wife Abigail, Michael Merritt and wife Dana, Ashlyn Merritt and Phillip Murray; step grandchildren, Trey Williams and Travis Williams; great grandchildren Joshua Merritt, Jacob Merritt, William Parker Merritt, William Matheson Merritt, Wyatt Merritt, and Jaxson Merritt.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Guess Road Baptist Church in Durham. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Guess Road Baptist Church, 3102 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 2770 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Monday

19

Nov

5:00 PM 11/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

20

Nov

11:00 AM 11/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
Guess Road Baptist Church

3102 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Guess Road Baptist Church
3102 Guess Rd. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Burial Following Service

Tuesday

20

Nov

12:00 PM 11/20/2018 12:00:00 PM
Woodlawn Memorial Park

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

Woodlawn Memorial Park
2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodlawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

301 Rhodes Street
Williamston, NC 27892

301 Rhodes Street Williamston 27892 NC
US
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