Dwight Merritt

December 06, 1947 – September 15, 2020

Mr. Dwight Lee Merritt, 72, of Martin died Tuesday, September 15, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.  He was born December 6, 1947, in Martin, the son of Joe and Norma Merritt.

Graveside service will be Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:00 A.M. in East Side Cemetery with Rev. Randy Cooper officiating.  The family will receive friends in the cemetery beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Derek Merritt, David Hart, Nicholas Hart, Kyle Hart, Davin Merritt and Jeff Merritt will serve as pallbearers.

Dwight attended Martin Schools and graduated from Martin High School in 1966.  In 1967 he married the former Dianne Cammire from Sharon.  He was a retired mechanic and owned and operated Merritt Garage in Martin for over 50 years.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Martin and a former Jaycee.  He enjoyed fishing, skiing and swimming at the lake with his family, especially his grandkids.  He enjoyed volunteering at We Care Ministry.  He always had a smile and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife Dianne of 53 years, a daughter Dana (David) Hart, a son Derek (LeAnne) Merritt and four grandchildren, Nicholas and Kyle Hart, Davin and Lauren Merritt, and a brother Jeff Merritt all of Martin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Norma Merritt.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to We Care Ministry or First United Methodist Church.

Murphy Funeral Home in Martin is in charge of arrangements.

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