Richard E. Merritt, 69, of Lafayette, died at his residence suddenly and unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his residence 6:10 PM Friday November 11, 2011.
Richard was born in Indianapolis, IN. August 3, 1942, the son of the late John S. and Dorothy G. Hess Merritt.
He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, and received his BS from Purdue University in Industrial Education and his MS from St. Francis College in Health and Administration. He had formerly been employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital as vice president of human resources.
Richard enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf.
Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Merritt of Lafayette, IN.; 2 sons, Kyle Merritt of Millington, TN.; Scott Merritt (wife Mandy) of Holloman AFB, New Mexico; a brother, Bill Merritt (wife Bonnie) of New Palestine, IN.; and 2 grandchildren, Jordan Treynor and Stephanie Merritt. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Merritt.
A memorial service will be held at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1723 South 9th St., Lafayette 6:00 PM Friday Rev. David W. Long officiating. Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com