Published in the Florida
Times-Union on January 25, 2012
Paul E. Merritt, 85,
passed away January 23, 2012. He was born March 30, 1926 to the late George
Hardy and Bessie Lee Merritt.
He was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, served in the US Army as a
reconnaissance photographer, and retired from The US Postal Service.
He was in the Brick Mason Union, the American Postal Worker's Union, a
lover of all sports, a golfer, bowler and as a young man pitched for the
NY Giants Farm Team.
Family members include his daughters, Liz (Dave) Wheeler, Mary (Steve)
Callihan, Paula Bell and Margaret (Thomas) McDermott, 9 grandchildren
and 2 great-granddaughters.
He is predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Betty and his brothers Homer,
Phil and Jack.
A Celebration of Pauls Life will be held from 6-8pm, Friday, January 27,
2012 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff
Rd N. Jacksonville.