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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Robert L. Merritt Jr.

April 10, 1950October 2, 2019

Robert was born April 10, 1950 in Jacksonville FL. and passed away quietly with his dear mother by his side on October 2, 2019. Robert attended local schools graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in 1968. Robert attended FCCJ and upon completion joined the United States Navy where he remained active for six years. Following his Navy career he became an iron worker in the construction field. Later Robert was injured and unable to continue his career.

He was the only son of the late Robert Lee Sr. and Virginia Sheffield Merritt.

Robert Jr. was an avid sports fan and especially loved his Florida State Seminoles. He was into body building and had a strong physic and enjoyed playing sports with his many friends. Robert was an excellent swimmer but most of all Robert was a strong Christian and loved his Lord. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a generous contributor. Robert loved nature and animals and children and gave to the Children’s Hospital.

Robert is survived by his loving mother Virginia Sheffield Merritt , cousins Yvonne (David) Read, Cindy (Rick) Webb, Don (Margie) Sheffield, Glynn (Faith) Sheffield, and Aunt Hazel Sheffield and extended family: (Nancy) Allen Asker, John (Sylvia) Barkett, David (Debbie) Buxton, and Essie Asker, Jr., Kim Keffer, Richard and Mary Petry.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday October 7, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. at Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Boulevard 32207. A private interment service will follow. Contributions may be made to Jacksonville Humane Society or St. Jude’s Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert is survived by his loving mother Virginia Sheffield Merritt , cousins Yvonne (David) Read, Cindy (Rick) Webb, Don (Margie) Sheffield, Glynn (Faith) Sheffield, and Aunt Hazel Sheffield and extended family: (Nancy) Allen Asker, John (Sylvia) Barkett, David (Debbie) Buxton, and Essie Asker, Jr., Kim Keffer, Richard and Mary Petry.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

Robert L. Merritt Jr.

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Esse Asker

October 8, 2019

Robert was a true gentleman. Good looking, kind, and was loved by all. Robert, I am proud to call you my brother. RIP. Love ya, Esse

Robert Carnes

October 6, 2019

My sincere condolences in the passing of a dear friend I went to high school with. We lost touch over the years but he was in my thoughts and prayers. I have very fond memories of Robert and wish his family comfort and strength in their time of mourning. May God bless.

Friends always til we see each other in heaven.
Robert Lee Carnes
119 East 15th St.
Jacksonville, Fl 32206