Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center

4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL


LeRoy "Roy" Allen Merritt

March 25, 1978August 31, 2019
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LeRoy "Roy" Allen Merritt, age 41 of Lighthouse Point, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Born on March 25, 1978 in Fort Lauderdale, he was the son of Roy and Karen (Kiddy) Merritt. LeRoy followed in the path of the family business as a boat builder at Merritt ‘s Boat’s and Engine Works. Roy had a personality that was warm, and likeable, he made friends with everyone he came into contact with. First and foremost in his life was being a loving and respectable dad to his son and daughter who he loved devoting his time too. In his spare time if not with his children, Roy could be found fishing, a sport he truly enjoyed and which brought him the most peace.

Roy is survived by his parents; Roy and Karen Merritt; his children Roy III and Lily Merritt; his sister and brother-in-law, Tara and Jason Silverman; his nieces, Carolyne Flaten and Katelyn Flaten; his grandfather, Allen Merritt; his aunts and uncles and their families, Fran and Lee Pinnell and their son Allen Pinnell, Sheila and Ed Doyle, Debbie Kiddy and her daughter Kristi Abbuhl and Walter and Sharon Kiddy; and the mother of his children, Jennifer Merritt. Roy was predeceased by his sister Kathy Merritt Blake, on January 18, 2013.

In lieu of flower the family asks that donation in Roy’s memory be made to the Highlands Christian Academy, 501 NE 48th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33064.

Relatives and Friends are invited to Honor and Celebrate, Roy’s Life on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Burial will take place privately in Pompano Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

Online tributes at: www.kraeerfairchild.com


  • Roy and Karen Merritt, Parents
  • Roy Merritt III, Son
  • Lily Merritt, Daughter
  • Tara and Jason Silverman, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Carolyne Flaten, Niece
  • Katelyn Flaten, Niece
  • Allen Merritt, Grandfather
  • Fran and Lee Pinnell, Aunt and Uncle
  • Sheila and Ed Doyle, Aunt and Uncle
  • Debbie Kiddy, Aunt
  • Walter and Sharon Kiddy, Uncle and Aunt
  • Allen Pinnell, Cousin
  • Kristi Abbuhl, Cousin
  • Kathy Merritt Blake, Predeceased Sister
  • Jennifer Merritt, Mother of the children


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


LeRoy "Roy" Allen Merritt

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Greg Wilcox

September 15, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless.
Greg and Tricia Wilcox

Joe Toms

September 8, 2019

There are no words for such a tragedy,with deepest sympathy to family and friends,many memories of the sweet little boy in the neighborhood,

Robbin Lopez

September 8, 2019

Dear Karen & Roy....please know our hearts are broken with you. No words can convey our deepest sympathy to you & yours at this difficult season. May God's comfort be real for you in the days ahead, until you see your son again. Be assured Ken & I are praying for your strength & grace. The memorial service was a Blessing & the music was Beautiful! We love y'all & are here for you always. 💔💙🙏Robbin & Ken Lopez

Debbi Hodges

September 8, 2019

I am so thankful and grateful that I had the chance to know such a sweet person as my nephew Roy. He was always there with a huge smile and a warm hug. He was generous with his time and his possessions. He took the time to take my grandson Kelly out on his boat fishing with Roy III on one of our several trips to Pompano Beach where I grew up.
We enjoyed a special afternoon of watching Kelly and Roy and Lilly as they swam in the pool and enjoyed just catching up with life.
Roy was a kind and caring man and I will miss the love that he showed each time I was able to visit. I will always remember him fondly with a smile in my heart! Aunt Debbi

Adam McPhail

September 8, 2019

Roy - you were one of the coolest and funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and was very proud of the way you made my sister, Erin, laugh and provided her undeniable happiness. My family will always have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers forever.

Elaine Phillips

September 8, 2019

I cannot imagine the pain and heartache your family is going through. It is not right that our children should go before us. The service was so beautiful and I pray that God will touch your hearts and ease the pain.

Dennis O'Neil

September 6, 2019

Our heartfelt Sympathy Roy- To you and your family.

Lucinda Barfield

September 4, 2019

We have loved Roy so very much and are saddened beyond words at his passing. He was such a charming and sweet man. We were so enriched by his part in our family and will be forever grateful for the time we had with him.
Our hearts go out to Karen and Roy, Tara and Jason, Jenn, Roy III and Lilly and all of his family and friends .
We love you dearly.
Bill and Cindi Barfield