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Jackson A. (Jack) Merritt

d. March 23, 2020

Jackson A. (Jack) Merritt, age 95 of Rockwood, TN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Life Care Center of Crossville, TN. Jack was a resident of Rockwood for the past 35 years after his retirement form U.S. Steel Corporation in Lynch, KY. Jack was born January 28th, 1925 to Frank and Beulah Merritt, graduated from Lynch High School and was immediately drafted into the Army and served his country in Europe during World War II. After the war, Jack enrolled in The University of Kentucky, married his high school sweetheart, Helen O’Bradovich, and they had 2 daughters while he earned his degree in mining engineering. After graduation, Jack and his family returned to Lynch where he began his career with US Steel Corporation as an undergound miner and progressed to District Mining Engineer. Jack served as a councilman for the city of Lynch and was an active member of The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Beulah Merritt; Wife: Helen Merritt; a son and a daughter; and 2 brothers. Survivors include:

Daughter:                              Patricia Cornette of Crossville, TN

Son:                                        Marc Merritt (Priscilla) of Ashland, KY

6 Grnadchildren

2 great great grandchildren

Brothers:                                Charles Merritt of Marietta, GA

                                                Bob Merritt of Erlanger, KY

Sister:                                     Alice Keller of Florence, KY

Due to the ongoing coronavirus issue, the family has postponed memorial and interment services to a later date. Memorials in Jack’s name may be sent to the Church of Resurrection, 304 Central St, Cumberland KY 40823. An online registry is available on

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