Marvin Doyle Merritt

September 9, 1930 - February 28, 2019

Marvin Doyle Merritt of McKinney, Texas passed away February 28, 2019, at the age of 88.  He was born September 9, 1930, to George Lee and Carrie Opal (Elliott) Merritt in Brownfield, Texas.  Doyle served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He married Albertine Mayr on June 20, 1953, in Lovington, New Mexico.  Doyle was a member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Desert, Texas.

He is survived by his children, Marvin Edward Merritt and wife, Alice of Magnolia, Texas, Mike Lee Merritt and Karen S. Marek of Anna, Texas and Elizabeth Ann Bolin and husband, Bobby of Allen, Texas; 7 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd Ray Merritt  and wife, Judy of Frisco, Texas.

Doyle was preceded in death by his three infant brothers; wife, Albertine Mayr Merritt (2010) and Marylou Tadlock (2018).

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 15642 Hwy 160, Desert, Texas 75424 with Rev. Scott Leslie officiating.

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Doyle will always have a special place in my heart. When I was about 10 months old I had pneumonia and the croup. My parents gave me dissolved baby aspirin. It strangled me and I couldn't breathe and began turning blue. My mom ran outside barefoot while snow was on the ground. Doyle and Family lived next door. He ran in the house and began giving me mouth to mouth resuscitation before the paramedics arrived. I remained in the hospital for 10 days. I believe Doyle saved my life. Our families have always had a special bond. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Thinking of you Betty and Bobby. Love in Christ, Bobby Russell son of Bill and Joyce Russell Bobby Russell, March 5, 2019