Curtis Doyle Merritt Sr.

Born February 3, 1934

Curtis Doyle Merritt, Sr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on October 30, 2012. He was a long time resident of Middleburg, FL where he was a volunteer firefighter for Clay County Fire Rescue for over ten years and the owner of All Clay Printing. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Vivian L. Merritt, son Curtis D. Merritt, Jr. (Brenda), daughter Karen M. Golish (Anthony) and son Kevin P. Merritt (Dawn). He was lovingly known as “Papa” by his grandchildren Austin, Aricka, Marie and Timothy Merritt, Stacy M. Westmoreland and Brittany, Lyndsey and Joshua Golish. Curtis was a member of Russell Baptist Church where his services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Brother Ron Baker officiating. Visitation with the family will be held at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd. Middleburg, FL on Thursday (Tonight) from 6 to 8 PM. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Post tributes at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012

Curtis Doyle Merritt Sr.

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November 12, 2012

Vivian and Family. I was saddened to hear of Curtis passing. It has been a long time since I worked with him in the printing business but thought of him many times over these years. Our sincere condolences to you and the entire Family. Gene & Peggy McCloud

Rainah Musselwhite

November 8, 2012

Vivian and family,
My heart breaks for all of you. I can tell you I know exactly how you fell and if any of you need anything all you have to do is ask. Uncle Doyle is now in heaven with Papa, they are both watching over all of us. We will see them again one day. Until then......keep him alive in your hearts and minds with all the wonderful memories you all made together. Love you all.

November 2, 2012

Vivian & Family,
So sorry to hear off Curtis' passing. We've been friends for many years. I will miss going to the print shop, and spending time with him. He was a good man,and I will miss him greatly.
Always a friend,
Jim Strickland

Debby Merritt

November 1, 2012

Vivian and family,
Doyle was a was a loving, funny, caring and decidicated family man and he adored all of you deeply. Please know that I will be there for you just as you have been for me. We now have another angel above watching over us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Mona Newton

November 1, 2012

It is always sad on our part when a good person leaves us, but I know he was looking forward to going to Heaven and being with our Father. He will be missed !
First Coast Medical Center, Inc/Mona

November 1, 2012

The Jacksonville Retired Firefighters Association staff and members would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Merritt Family. May God bless you with peace and love during this difficult time.

Wayne Doolittle,

November 1, 2012

ms brenda and curtis, i am so sorry for your loss. out thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. pat farmer and family

Alan Bellflower

November 1, 2012

Our hearts are deeply saddened by Uncle Doyle's passing and Aunt Vivian and the family have our prayers.