Sunday, June 21, 1936 - Monday, August 21, 2017
Mr. Billy Joe Merritt Sr. of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 21, 2017 at Flowers Hospital. He was 81.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Larry Newton and Roy Harris officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. Interment will follow in the Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Merritt was born June 21, 1936 in Geneva County to the late James Clyde and Rubye Clark Merritt. Billy Joe was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Slocomb where he served as a Sunday school teacher and as a deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be profoundly missed. In addition to his parents, a brother, Robert James Merritt preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Ann Merritt, Slocomb; two sons: James Bailey "Jamey" Merritt (Angie), Slocomb and Billy Joe "Joey" Merritt Jr. (Susie), Malvern; five grandsons: Joseph Bradley Merritt, Jameson Reid Merritt, William Chase Merritt, Will Bailey Merritt and James Lee Merritt; two great grandchildren: Joseph Brady Merritt and Avery Grace Merritt; one brother, Harold Gene Merritt Sr.; nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.