Thomas A. Meritt

February 23, 2018
White Dove
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Roanoke, VA – Thomas A. Meritt, age 49, was called Home on February 23, 2018. His work on Earth was done.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 3, 2018, at New Covenant Christian Church, 4807 Cove Rd., Roanoake, with Pastors Melvin Poff and Chris Kingery officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and for a time after the service at the church.

To honor Tom’s memory the family welcomes flowers or donations to the Twin Valley Riders, P.O. Box 3281, Roanoke, Virginia 24015.

Tom lived large with everything he did. His love for motorcycles was endless, as was his love and dedication for the families he served throughout his life. He lived without fear and accepted its consequences, therefore, never hesitating to take the leap, wherever he may land. He rode full throttle to whatever the next day would bring, never looking back on the road behind him. He lived as he rode, free, with a child-like spirit and contagious smile, that he shared whole heartedly with his sons, and those fortunate enough to be around him.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Lisa; two sons, Aiden and Colter; step-daughter, Sienna; his mother and father, Linda and Tom Meritt; sisters, Carrie (Eric) Hartman and Amy (Scott) Zimmerman; and five nephews, Phillip, Matthew, JT, Jake, and Nathan.

He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Kathy and Larry Edwards; and sister-in-law, Carol Lea Payne. Tom was loved by many, including his friend and riding partner, Tim Gettier; and his long time feathery companion, Bubby.

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