Winston Merritt age 79 of Baker passed away on Saturday April 17, 2021 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born in Baker, FL on June 10, 1941 to Earl and Inez Merritt and has been a lifelong resident. Winston worked for Sears for several years and learned to be an AC technician. He then went to work for the Santa Rosa County School Board and worked until his retirement. Winston was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters: Carzie White, Orpha Swilley, Earldeen Brunson, Joyce Troyer, and Donnie Proctor
Winston is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marie Annice Merritt; son Michael Winston Merritt and his wife Amber and 4 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Winston loved his God, his family and his friends, but his 2 favorite loves were his dog spot and his cat fluffy.
The celebration of Winston’s life will be on Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Garden City with burial to follow in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery and Reverend Dennis Robinson will of officiating. A time of visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. Guestbook and condolences can be left at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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