LeRoy Merriott was born in Gruver on June 18, 1913, to Roy and Mary Merriott. He died at 97 on July 3, 2010 at the Estherville Good Samaritan Center, where he had been a resident for the past two years.
He was a life long resident of the area and attended school in Dolliver and Estherville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, and loved spending time with people and following his sports teams. Horseback riding and square dancing were favorite activities in his younger years
He is survived by his children Tom (Georgia) and Drinda Brandt; grandchildren Tom (Liza) Merriott, Sam (Julie) Merriott, and Wendy (Jason) Etchison; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister Pauline (Richard) Myers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katy, his parents, and two sisters.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.