Curtis Leo Merritt, Sr. 90, of Castle Hayne, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center. He was born in Loris, SC on June 3, 1925 to William McKinley Merritt and Leila Hardee Merritt. Martha Cannon, his beloved wife of 63 years, passed away in 2010. His son, Curtis Merritt Jr., also preceded him in death in 2014.
Curtis was a veteran of the US Army during World War II and a long time resident of New Hanover County. He was a quiet and kind man who deeply cared for his family and friends and greatly enjoyed his garden and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Flora Mae and her husband, Willie Padgett of Castle Hayne; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Merritt of Rocky Point; six grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, 1 great- great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center for their care during this difficult time.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Oleander Memorial Gardens at 11:00 AM.
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