Edwin Dale Merritt

October 20, 1939 - June 18, 2017
Edwin Dale Merritt


Edwin Dale Merritt, 77, of Castle Hayne, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
He was born in Tabor City, October 20, 1939. Edwin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. He had been employed for more than 30 years at Holsum Bakery and more recently worked in carpet sales at World of Floors.
Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Evans Merritt; his parents, Herbert Lee and Pearlie Bell Merritt, and several siblings.
He is survived by his daughters; Donna Klutz of Wilmington, Tammie Hutchison and her husband Brian of Gainesville, VA, and Theresa Barker and her husband Paul of Waxhaw, NC; his former wife, Jan Yopp and her husband Gordon of Wilmington, 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at the Pentecostals of Wilmington, 3615 Chippenham Drive in Wilmington. Pastor Floyd Morris, Sr., will officiate.
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  • June 20, 2017
    TERRY BROWN says:
    I Enjoyed working with Dale for many years, He was always ready to help you do anything, all you had to do was ask. He will be missed.

  • June 20, 2017
    Donna says:
    Daddy, my heart hurts beyond words. If I had one more chance to talk to you, I would leave no question in your mind just how important you were to me! I would tell you that the love I felt and still feel in my heart for you is immeasurable! You were an amazing daddy to me and I feel so blessed to have had you and your love for 52 years. I will live the rest of my days wishing I could tell you one more time that I adored you. I will miss you so much. I know that you are resting easy now and I am thankful for that but geez, I sure wasn't ready for this. Watch over me Daddy! I love you, I love you, I love you! Your number one Daddy's girl until there is no air left in my body, Donna

  • June 21, 2017
    Cheryl Boswell Faircloth says:
    I will be saying see you later to you tomorrow. Because I plan to see you again. You will be seeing two of the people that loved you most, grandma and mama. Give them kisses and hugs for me. You are in a better place. You can breath that heavenly air, now that you have a new body. Love you, your neice, Charyl

  • June 27, 2017
    Theresa says:
    Dad, God has you in his loving arms now....no more pain and no more suffering. You will be missed so much by so many that loved you.....but you will forever be in our hearts. Love you Daddy. ❤️

  • June 27, 2017
    Theresa says:
    Dad, God has you in his loving arms now....you have a new body....free from the pain and suffering....you can breath easily now. You are going to be missed by so many that loved you. You will forever be in our hearts. Love you Daddy! ❤️