CLOVER -- Bryant Solon Merritt, 86, of 2876 Filbert Hwy., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly. Pastor Lewis Gunn will be officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.
Mr. Merritt was a son of the late Solon Bryant Merritt and Ludie Lucille Crowell Merritt. He was the widower of Mary Griffin Merritt. He was retired from Rath Packing Company in San Antonio, Texas. After moving to Clover, Mr. Merritt worked at Community Cash and was owner of Merritt's Dry Good's in Clover for 18 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Merritt was stationed on the USS Shasta, located in the Philippines.
He is survived by three daughters, Beth Flowers and husband, Gene of Clover, S.C., Brenda Lane and husband, Eddie of Clover and Linda Tart and husband, Randy of York; brother, Monroe Merritt of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Robana Merritt Barr and great-granddaughter, Hailey Marie Skeens.
Visitation will be held at Bratton Funeral Home today, Dec. 20, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Merritt family.