Virgil Merritt

Obituary of Virgil Lamar Merritt

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Mr. Virgil Lamar Merritt, age 74, of Jackson, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Wellstar Spalding Regional. Virgil was born on Monday, January 19, 1948, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Virgil Grace Merritt, Jr and Lena Elizabeth Brooks Merritt. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Merritt and Mary Taylor. Virgil served in the United States Army and the Vietnam war. He was of Baptist Faith and liked to discuss politics. He worked at the Monroe County Recycle Center. In his spare time, he liked to play games on his phone and collect junk and tinker. Virgil is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rachael Merritt; children, Buddy Merritt, Cindy Simmons, Melissa Merritt; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Lena Merritt; sisters, Penny Merritt Hansknecht and Joan Hall Merritt; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mr. Virgil Merritt will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. at Sherrell Memorial Chapel with Mr. Rudy Mangham officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com. Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the Merritt family.
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Saturday
26
March

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home
212 East College Street
Jackson, Georgia, United States
Saturday
26
March

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Sherrell Memorial Chapel
212 E. College St.
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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