Bob Merritt attended John Greer High School where he was an outstanding football player. Bob was a member of the football team and the baseball team during his high school years. In 1950, his senior year, he was Guard and Captain on his team. He made the little all state football first team.
After graduation Bob served his country in the US Army. Upon returning home he took a job with FMC and remained there for 37 years. He enjoyed motorcycling, golfing, hunting and especially woodworking.
Bob Merritt passed away July 26, 2005. He left behind his wife, Mary, and two daughters.