Buddy Wayne Merritt
October 12, 1976 – October 30, 2017
Pontotoc-Buddy Wayne Merritt, age 41, died Monday, October 30, 2017 in Southaven, MS. He was born October 12, 1976 in Tupelo, MS to M.C. Merritt and Analese Willard Merritt. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He loved Rodeo and won Bull Fighter of the year in 1997.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at United Funeral Service with Bro. Marty Merritt and Bro. Jerry Goforth officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Potts Merritt of Primm Springs, TN; a son, Calub Merritt of New Albany, MS; two step sons, Kolton Loague of Primm Springs, TN and Cooper Christensen of Houlka, MS; a sister, Conya Fowler (Tommy) of Baldwyn, MS; a brother, Kevin Merritt (Tina) of Myrtle, MS; a step brother, Cody Holladay (Brooke); and his maternal grandmother, Mary Willard.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his grandparents, Clark and Annie Lou Merritt; and his maternal grandfather, Marvin Willard.
Pallbearers will be Brian Joyner, Ben Willard, Jake Holladay, Cody Holladay, Dusty Myers and Jay Henderson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Randy Mayer.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.