David "Dave" L. Merritt

July 17, 1946 - July 24, 2020

David L. Merritt, of Frisco, Texas, passed  away on July 24, 2020 of complications of cancer treatments at the age of 74. 

Dave graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Accounting and then received his Certified Public Accounting license in 1973.  He worked for a “Big 8” firm for a few years before starting his own CPA firm.  He retired in 2014 after 45 years of practicing. 

Dave loved spending time with his family, fishing, boating on Lake Travis for many years and Lake Lewisville. His greatest love was Golf and he was able to say “I made a Hole-In-One”.  He was a member of the Houston Golf Association for many years and went on to be Vice-Chair for 2 years and then General Chairman for 2 years of the Shell Houston Open.  He spent his life serving his church, the YMCA and Rotary Clubs but he felt his biggest accomplishment was raising two wonderful daughters and his grandchildren. 

David was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly and Robert Merritt and beloved family members and friends. 

He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Judy; children, Kelly Hubert of Richmond, Tx and her husband Kyle, Kerri Jackson of Lewisville, Tx and her husband Scott; grandchildren, Hannah, Sydney, Tyler, Brady and Avery; his brothers, Scott Merritt of Lansing, Mi and his wife Barb, and Tom Merritt of Detroit, Mi area and his wife Cathy. 

A private family funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Frisco, Tx with interment to follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park. 

A Celebration of Life will be held when we can all gather together safely to celebrate Dave’s life. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Cancer Research or a charity of your choice.

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John & I are so sorry for your loss. Gloria Billingsley, August 5, 2020 David has been my friend since 1982 when I became the director of the Cypress Creek YMCA of Houston. He was an active member of the Board of Directors and we worked closely together for many years. He was the Board Chairman during a time of huge growth in the YMCA and the Tomball/ Cypress Creek/1960 area communities when Compaq Computer Corporation moved in next door. David and Judy represented the Y in an international exchange with the Minas Gerias YMCA of Brazil. We went on the 3-week trip with them and others. It was the first of many fun times together. David was a dedicated family man, at true American, and a wonderful friend. Elaine and I will miss his presence and will forever hold him and Judy in our hearts. Dale and Elaine Walters, August 1, 2020 Dave was a man of character and compassion. I will miss his friendship and laughter. Bob Remenar, August 1, 2020 Judy and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing and may he rest in peace. He and you were so supportive of the HGA and the King of Swing Charities during the time you all were here in the Houston area. I first met Dave when Joan and I were Make A Wish volunteers and worked with him and Bob Schumacher at one of the Hospitality venues in 2001. After I joined the HGA, we worked together on Jr. Golf and various HGA Hospitality venues. He was always willing to pitch in and do whatever was asked. I enjoyed the time working with him and appreciated his support. as well as yours. He will be missed by all those who knew him. God Bless! Fred Newton, August 1, 2020 Judy and Family, I was also one of Dave’s many Houston Golf Association friends. In addition to being a terrific leader of the organization, Dave was a great guy to talk and spend time with. We will all miss him. Jim
Jim Berry, July 31, 2020 Judy, Dave was the consummate gentleman and a great leader in the HGA. His poise and respect for others was genuine and appreciated by all. We've missed you all these years but please know we love you both and our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult time and for always. I enjoyed being with you both at the tournaments and he was so proud of your long-term dedication as a volunteer there. Blessings to you both! Love, Meg and Tom Meg Leachman, July 30, 2020 Dear Judy and family...Jeff and I send prayers to you on Dave's death. David was kind and a great leader in HGA. We miss him. Remember these comforting words from 2 Timorthy 4 - "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". May God bless you. Teri Lee, July 30, 2020 Dave's smiling face was one of those I enjoyed most when HGA members were together at meetings and events. A true nice guy that finished first. Always lifting those around him. My condolences to family and other friends. Rusty Little, July 30, 2020 Dave was a true gentlemen and good leader. It was always a pleasure to be around him at the HGA. Pam and I send our condolences and trust all go as well as possible in the days to come. Henry Noey, July 30, 2020 Dave was a fun guy to play golf with for sure.... we will miss him... Norn Burgess, July 30, 2020 Judy, We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Manny & Yvonne Fernandez, July 30, 2020 He was a true, distinguished gentleman. JR DeLaurier, July 29, 2020 Dave, you'll be missed by a lot of people, friends and family alike. Carol Kociolek, July 29, 2020 After an incredibly valiant fight against an insidious disease, we lost a new friend that we really did not have much time to know. What we do know from friends and our times with him and Judy was that he had a zest for life and was always enthusiastic. A humble man but very rich in spirit. Bill and Liz Kane, July 29, 2020 Blessing to the entire Marritt family. Steve Ilten, July 29, 2020 Judy and Family, Have been thinking of you all each day since I heard the sad news. Profoundly sorry such a good man had to leave this world. I will always remember Dave's kindness, his vivid laugh, his love for his family, faith and golf. Rest in peace my dear brother-in law. Love Lynn and family
LYNN.REMENAR@GMAIL.COM, July 29, 2020 While I did not know Dave well, I very much enjoyed working with him during our time with the Houston Golf Association, a real gentleman and friend to all. And to Judy, I remember the times we spent working with the HGA Junior Golf Program. That I will miss most. RIP Dave! Robeet Awe, July 29, 2020 Judy and family, Mike & I are saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Prayers for you all. Susan Caldwell, July 29, 2020 Dave, I got to know you at the HGA. Your leadership and guidance was so helpful and critical to the men and women of the HGA. You were also loved by the Junior Golfers you supported. RIP Dave. Job Well Done. The country misses men like you. Steve and Barbara Jones
Stephen Jones, July 29, 2020 Thoughts and prayers to your whole family. We will miss Uncle Dave tremendously. The world will not be the same without him but I know he is still with us everyday. He was a great Godfather to me as well. Love Jess Jessica Remenar, July 29, 2020 What a great picture of Dave! He will be greatly missed! But I can see him now, organizing a golf game or tournament in heaven! Prayers for peace and comfort! Nancy Nancy Sims, July 29, 2020 So sorry Judy, Kelly, Kerri and family. I will always have happy memories of Dave and I flying kites when I was a little girl. He was always so much fun. Fly high Dave. You will be missed. Love, Janet &Jim Janet Hermann, July 29, 2020