Merritt was born in Maynard, OH, to the late Merritt and Dalphene (Browning) Christy and lived in the Akron area most of his life. He was a member of The Chapel at Fir Hill and worked for Roadway/ FedEx until his retirement in 2004. He was a teacher by trade, he taught Spanish at Akron Montessoi School. Merritt was also a OVAC State Champion wrestler for Bridgeport High School, 103 pound division from 1954-1956.
Merritt is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geraldine; son and daughter-in-law, Derick and Lori Christy; grandchildren, Joseph and Samantha Christy; sister, April Gerebics; four brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; aunts and uncles, Glen and Doris Christy, Beulah and Buggs Burghy and Irene Christy; and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bridgeport High School Athletic Dept., 55781 National Road, Bridgeport, OH 43912 or The Chapel at Fir Hill, 135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44304.
You are invited to hbm- fh.com to view Merritt's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.