Calvin Neil Merritt Sr., 64, of Oxly, Missouri, departed this life on Sept. 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born Jan. 23, 1956 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Carl Glenn Merritt Jr. and Edna Jo Stout Richards.
On June 7, 1974, at Poplar Bluff, he was married to Judy Walters. She preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2017.
He is survived by his children, Rhonda Merritt of Marshfield, Missouri, Travis Merritt of Van Buren, Missouri, Amanda Allen of Cunningham, Kentucky, Neil Merritt of Cunningham, Kentucky, Quetin Merritt of Arlington, Kentucky, Katelyn Elliott of Oxly, Missouri and Timberlyn Merritt of Qulin, Missouri. He is also survived by his mother, Edna Richards of Poplar Bluff, as well as three brothers: Steve Merritt of Harviell, Missouri, Carl Merritt of Poplar Bluff and John Merritt. Fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
He is preceded in death by his father as well as one brother, Carl Merritt Jr.
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He was a member of the Lone Hill Baptist Church of Poplar Bluff. He enjoyed Camping, drag racing, hunting and his grandchildren.
Visitation for Calvin will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, with the funeral following at 1 p.m. in the Fowler and Sons Funeral Home of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Kinsey Cemetery with Truman Chatman officiating.