December 18, 1973 - September 6, 2010
"View this Video Tribute" Mr. Marcus Brian Merritt, 36, loving son, grandson and nephew, formerly of Elizabethton died Monday, September 6, 2010 following an automobile accident in Missoula, Montana. A native of Emporia, VA he was the son of Roy Lee Merritt, Johnson City and the late Phyllis Whitehead Merritt. He was a 1991 graduate of Happy Valley High School, had many friends and was well liked by all. Mr. Merritt was a very talented artist and enjoyed drawing and music. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Marcus Whitehead; paternal grandparents, Smith and Minnie Merritt and four uncles; Reece Merritt, Paul Merritt, Ralph Whitehead and Jimmy Whitehead. Survivors in addition to his father include his maternal grandmother, Hannah Whitehead, Elizabethton; two uncles, Terry Whitehead and wife Shirley, Hampton and Steve Whitehead, Elizabethton; an aunt, Margaret Johnson, Ruskin, FL; great-aunts, Sue Dugger, Anna Pate and Artha Loveless, all of Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive. Funeral service for Mr. Marcus Brian Merritt will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, September 12, 2010 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Alan King officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Jerry Barnett. Graveside service and interment will follow in Hyder-Dugger Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Whitehead, Steve Whitehead, Chris Whitehead, David Taylor, Donnie Moore, Ray Loveless, Reuben Potter, Rhonda Whitehead and Daniel Leal. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Pate, his many special friends and Happy Valley High School classmates. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. on Sunday prior to the funeral service or at the residence of his grandmother, Hannah Whitehead, 2128 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton at other times.
"View this Video Tribute" Mr. Marcus Brian Merritt, 36, loving son, grandson and nephew, formerly of Elizabethton died Monday, September 6, 2010 following an automobile accident in Missoula, Montana. A native of Emporia, VA he was the son of... View Obituary & Service Information
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