April 24, 1964 ~ August 20, 2021

Born in: Fairfield, CA
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Fredrick E. Merritt, age 57, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 20, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1964 to the late Samuel Merritt and Pamela Merritt.

Fred was a good man, a different kind of guy, but a great friend. He served in the United States Navy for three years, then later worked for Broadway Glass and Anderson Glass for several years. Being in the Navy, everything in Fred’s life had a place. He was a collector of all things, but kept it organized. He loved any kind of music and you could find him out in his barn blasting his favorite songs, enjoying a beer or two. He spent his free time watching Nascar, Notre Dame football, and especially spending anytime he could with his granddaughter. She was his entire world. Fred was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Fred is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dollie Merritt; sons Rodney Poore (Elizabeth), Fredrick Merritt II, and Jonathan Poore; granddaughter Lillian Poore; and several good friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 2-5pm at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

Services

Visitation: September 1, 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Goodbye Big Fred
    You will be so missed by Little Fred. He got really close to you. And is devastated without you. But thank you for the years, you guys has together. R.I.P.
    Always Nyla Gentry

  3. You will be missed by many my friend. Thank you for watching out for my family and I over the years. I’ve known you and Dollie for many years and have much respect for you both. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time of mourning. Rest in peace my friend. My condolences, Diana Pittsford Jeff Bass and family

  4. You will be missed by many my friend. Thank you for watching out for my family and I over the years. My condolences to Dollie and family. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time of mourning. Rest in peace my friend. ❤️
    Diana Jeff Bass and family

  5. Dear Dollie &Lilly , Family
    We are so sorry for your loss .
    My the Angels wrap their wings around you all
    And give you comfort today and the days to follow .

  6. Dollie no words can describe the sorrow.. Just know you have many here to lend a ear ..I am so sorry and heart broken for you, lilly and the boys

  7. So very sorry for your loss,I was on the same ship with Fred. We had alot in common,a true and authentic friend. My condolences to his whole family.

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