James Dover Merritt, born November 19, 1983 passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes at home in South Salt Lake, Wednesday, January 22nd 2020.
James was a charismatic go getter that put his whole heart into all he did. He grew up in Star Valley Wyoming, graduated from Star Valley High School and achieved the level of Eagle Scout with his crowning project of building a bridge at Star Valley High School which still stands today. He was an avid fisherman, basketball player, golf team member, musician, and student. After graduating highschool he attended Utah State University and Idaho State University majoring in Medical Lab Science. He was married in the Salt Lake City temple to Kelli (Maynard) Merritt of Pocatello ID, they had two beautiful children together, Ayden and Sienna Merritt whom he thought about daily. In recent years he worked in skilled trades and met the love of his life, Sara Hale.
James was the youngest son of Wayne and Karen Merritt of Afton, Star Valley, Wyoming. His surviving family include his children, Ayden and Sienna Merritt, siblings, Joe Merritt (Kellee), Melissa Mizner (Curtis), Laura Toone (Michael), Julie Tuft (Austin). Nine nieces and nephews, his fiance Sara Hale (of Salt Lake City, UT), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be under the direction of Schwab Mortuary. The services will be Wednesday, January 29th, at the LDS Meeting House located at 125 W. 600 N. Logan, UT. Viewing from 11am-12:30pm. Funeral service from 1pm-2pm. Interment will be in the Logan Cemetery at approximately 2:30 p.m.
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