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Jack Ralph Merritts

January 20, 1921 ~ December 30, 2018 (age 97)

Jack Ralph Merritts, age 97, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at NHC-Maury Regional Transitional Care Center in Columbia, TN.  He was a native of Swissdale, PA, and retired from the Office of the Inspector General at the Pentagon.  He served his country honorably in the U. S. Army Air Corps during the Korean Conflict and World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ida Merritts; wives, Hilda Merritts and Hazel Merritts; one brother, Bob Merritts; and three half-sisters, Claire Sheperd, Carol Allison and Cheryl Mitchell.

He is survived by 

Wife - 
Rose Thomas Merritts, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Daughter - 
Elizabeth Marvin (Patrick), Slidell, LA

One Son - 
Michael Merritts, VA

One Step-Son - 
Buddy Ellis Pullen, VA

One Step-Daughter - 
Anita Bradley, Columbia, SC

Two Half-Sisters - 
Cynthia Kramer, FL
Claudia Petkervich, FL

One Half-Brother - 
David Merritts, Ladson, SC

Two Grandchildren
Two Great-Grandchildren

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 03, 2019, with Ben May officiating.  Interment will follow at Kidd Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.  

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