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Lloyd Charles Merritt, Jr.

Lloyd Charles Merritt, Jr.
  • June 16, 1940 - February 14, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to the:
  • Merritt Family Endowed Scholarship
    c/o Wofford College
    429 North Church Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29407

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“I recently learned of your husband's passing and wanted to send you my condolences. While I did not know Lloyd, I certainly knew his name and am so...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Seale Bagnal Lea - Minneapolis, MN

“So sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. A great friend and brother. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: James Gibson - Lexington, SC

“Barbara & family: We were saddened to learn of Lloyd's death. As parents of girls, we had much in common. I remember fondly the days when our...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Howard and Nancy King Sumter, SC

“To add to my original post we remember when you were our next door neighbor on Willow Drive and we remember the night we heard you take off to...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Linda and Joe Bailey - Sumter, SC

“Barbara. So sorry to hear about LloydPassing.. you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Linda and Joe Bailey - Sumter, SC

“We are so sad to hear of Lloyd's recent passing. We have fond memories during the brief time we knew him in Highlands, NC.Lloyd was a gentle soul.RIP ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Karen & Mike Callan - Naples, FL

“Barbara and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. Y'all are a wonderful family even though I am family by marriage. I'll be keeping you...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Diane Kea - Hartsville, SC

“Dearest Barbara, Warren and I were so saddened to read of Lloyd's passing. We have a so many good Edisto memories of him (and you and the rest...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy and Warren Smith - Sumter, SC

“I am saddened to hear of Lloyd's passing. My Dad Jim Skinner first worked for his mother Jennie and later Lloyd. My Dad so much enjoyed working for...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: William Skinner - Jacksonville, FL

“Dear Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not even know Lloyd was sick. I was hoping someday we could get together to talk & I could...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Cissy Hughes - Daniel Island, SC

“Lloyd was one of my closest childhood friends from around the late 1940s.We spent many hours and days ( Camp Greenville) together on and around...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: David Addlestone - washington, DC

“So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of a good friend ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Hogan (Sonny) Wilson - Salem, SC

“We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family. Lloyd was always so kind to my father and our family. God Bless and may he bring...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Meta and Gary Liuzzo - Lexington, SC

“I knew Lloyd while growing up in Sumter, SC. He was always a handsome and kind person. I have always thought a lot of him and his precious wife. ...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Brogdon McKenzie - Columbia, SC

“Im so sorry for your loss. Mr. Merritt was a great man I enjoyed when he came through the warehouse to say hi. He will be truly missed. Prayers to...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: cheri revels - swansea, SC

“Our condolences to Barbara and the entire Merritt family. I have fond memories of Lloyd and admiration for his business prowess. The days at Merritt...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: john wagoner - Cornelius, NC

“To the Merritt Family,My deepest sympathy on the death of your loved one. I knew Lloyd from our days at Wofford and I remember seeing and greeting...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Harold Jayroe - Columbia, SC

“Prayers and love to the Merritt family. You all are in our constant thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Kim Saunders - Sumter - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family in your time of great loss. Peace be with you. Charles and Dolly Scircle ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Barbara we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: virgie summers - Lexington, SC

“We were sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. Lloyd was a good and fair man to not only work for but to know and have conversations with. Our thoughts...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Franklin D. R, Staley and Family - SC

“Barbara and Family, I enjoyed knowing Loyd as a student at Wofford and as a resident of Sumter..God Bless Him.David Sloan ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: David Sloan - Camden, SC

“Barbara,I have so many good memories especially when the children were young.JuJu and LuLuplaying in the kiddie pools while we pregnant moms ate junk...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Shirley Betchman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Barbara and family,We extend to you and all your family our deepest sympathy. May you take comfort in the knowledge of all you did to help...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Mary & Rich Pytelewski - SC

“Our sympathy to you and your family, Barbara.Laurel and Larry Seese ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Laurel and Larry Seese - SC

“To all family members -- It was my pleasure to work with Mr. Merritt and Ryder Transportation over the years, then to get to work for Merritt Vet...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: sharon Davis - columbia, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. Our memory of him is that of a lovely, quiet guy with a good sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Marilyn and Jim Hudson - SC

“I am so sorry to hear this news. I regret not talking to Lloyd before his passing. Lloyd had the biggest impact on my life of any other man. He was a...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Slappey - Ridgeway, SC

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Phyllis Shirah - Sumter, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss although the struggle has been long. Eternal rest is best for those who leave us and now it is time for us to grieve and...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Lynn Tate - Daniel island, SC

“Barbara, I am so sorry about the loss of Lloyd. I always enjoyed the times that you and Lloyd and Bob and I spent together at the Vet meetings. My...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Carolyn Peterson - Columbus, Ohio

“Our deepest sympathy, Carol & Bill Slater ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: William & Carol Slater - SC


Lloyd Charles Merritt, Jr., 77, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Byrd Merritt entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 14, 2018. His private funeral service will be held graveside in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Lloyd was born June 16, 1940 in Sumter, South Carolina, son of the late Lloyd Charles Merritt, D.V.M. and Jennie Smith Merritt. He was a graduate of Wofford College and a member of SAE Fraternity. Lloyd was the Owner/CEO of Merritt Veterinary Supplies, Inc. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sumter, Lions Club of Sumter, the Daniel Island Country Club, Highlands Falls Country Club and served on the board of the Sumter YMCA. Lloyd was a member of St. Philip's Church of Charleston and a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Sumter.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara of Charleston, SC; daughters: Julie M. Mims (Bobby) of Columbia, SC, Kathy M. Richardson (Don) of Columbia, SC and Jennie M. Richardson (Selby) of Charleston, SC; seven grandchildren: William, Merritt, Edward, Charlie, Mary Caroline, Margaret and Elizabeth; and mother-in-law, Margie Lawrence of Sumter, SC.

Lloyd was predeceased by his half-sister, Polly Banta.

Memorials may be made to the Merritt Family Endowed Scholarship, c/o Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or Water Missions International, 2049 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407.