Ronald (Ronny) Dale Merritt, 57 of Milton

ronnuymerritRonald [Ronny] Dale Merritt, 57 of Deport, passed away on August 12, 2016 at his home.  His family will be hosting a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 pm in the Cowboy Church in the Camp, Reno, Texas with Reverend Duane Hamil officiating.

Ronny was born on January 12, 1959 and was a truck driver for many years.  His favorite hobbies were rodeos and the PBR.

Ronny is the son of the late Rufus Merritt and Nelda Campbell of Pecan Gap.  He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Carol Merritt; his mother Nelda Campbell; 7 children:  Joy Merritt, Billy Merrit, Gerry Perdue, Leah Merritt, Darla Crowell, Ronald Merrit, Jr. and Johnny Lee Merritt; 4 step-children that he loved like his own; 4 sisters; 5 brothers; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Merritt; 8 brothers and sisters.  He will greatly be missed by all.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss & I know how hard it was to let him go. You always have something to be grateful for, you know he is in Heaven & with Jesus & in no more pain. If there is anything I can do, just let me know. I’m still praying that it will get easier as time goes by.

    Love you,

  2. Brenda Learned says:

    I am so sorry I can’t be there for the celebration of my dear frriend’s wonderful life. You all know you are so loved by me and I will see you soon. Be back in town the middle of next week. Know that I am thinking and praying for you all. Hugs to all.

  3. Debra Nixon Barba says:

    Dear Carol,Nelda, and families,

    My siblings and I have known Ronny since church and school. When I read what happened to him. I was heartbroken and loss for words. Ronny loved his family, friends, traveling with his wife beside him in the truck,life,and gatherings.Ronny would laugh and joke around. He always had a smile. I know when he married Carol. He was in love, happy, ready to start a new life, and he enjoyed it too.Think of something funny he said or did.Keep the faith. Stay close together.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. Love all of you.

    Debra Nixon Barba

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