HUGH A. MERRITT, 81, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2021, at his residence. Hugh was a man of great Christian faith and embodied the term “Man of God.” He was dedicated to God above all else and lived his life for Christ and his family. He was joined in marriage on September 23, 1960, with his wife, Donna, and raised four beautiful children, three sons and a baby girl. Hugh was a retired maintenance foreman for Moore Development and a member of Wolf Pen Church of Christ. He was a hardworking man who knew what it took to earn a living and spent many years instilling those values into his children and grandchildren. Scripture 2 Timothy 4:7 reads, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,” and Hugh did that until his dying day. He was born February 28, 1940, in East Lynn, W.Va., a son of Scott and Martha Frazier Merritt. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Emual Adkins and Brother Daniel Adkins. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. A son, Randall Scott Merritt, preceded him in death, along with a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Merritt; two sisters, Virgie McArthur, Elizabeth Woodyard; four brothers, Glen, Dennis, Charlie Golden and Scott Merritt. Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Frasher Merritt; a daughter, Marlena Merritt; two sons, Chris Merritt, Richie Merritt and wife Tonya; three sisters, Faye White and husband Howard, Sharon Adkins and husband Delmer, Freda Alexander; eight grandchildren, Zach (Nikki), Seth (Jennifer), Dallas, Joshua, Jacob, Kaliah, Miley and Kendalyn; four great-grandchildren, Nell, Jaycee, Jaxson and Randi Ann; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Merritt and Joyce Merritt; a special nephew, Todd Elliott and wife Angie, along with their family, Randall (Samantha), Tyler (Megan), Zeke and Cash. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.

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