Ernest Merritt

WILLOW SPRING, N.C. – Ernest Jacob (Jake) Merritt, 72, of Willow Spring, N.C., formally of Midland, Pa., passed away on July 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Wathey Merritt; two sons, William Merritt of Mansville, Ohio and Steve Merritt of East Liverpool, Ohio; one step-son, Timmy Mayfield of Holly Springs, N.C.; 3 step-daughters, Margie Simpson Ridings of Willow Spring; Starr Simpson of Willow Spring and Betsy Genzlinger of Angier, N.C.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, James Merritt of Midland, Pa., and William Merritt of East Liverpool; four sisters, Bonnie Baughman of Cleveland; Mattie Gotay of Fuquay Variana, N.C.; Verna Merritt of Midland and Nancy Plumm of East Liverpool.

He is preceeded in death by his parents Ernest and Pansy Merritt.

Arrangements were handled by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, N.C.