Lester J Merritt, 60, lost his battle with cancer on April, 18th 2017.
Lester was born March, 5th 1957, in Watertown, NY and moved to Florida as an adult. He worked as a security supervisor and loved his job.
He is survived by his wife Judi A Merritt and her son James L Guthrie; three sisters, Sandy Reynolds, Rhonda Piltz, Cindy Pierce (husband John Pierce) ; two sons Lester J Merritt Jr. (wife Melanie Merritt), Dusty W Merritt and 6 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by parents and sister.
Lester was always the life of the party. He loved to entertain and share his love of laughter. He enjoyed fishing with his sons and had a passion for woodworking. He loved to listen to country music and enjoyed kicking up his feet to watch wrestling.
Services will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 27, at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. There will be a gathering held from 5-7pm for memories and celebration of life at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Lester may be made to the Moffitt Cancer center.