James Darron Merritt, 54, of Amarillo, passed away on September 17, 2021. He was born August 1, 1967, in Plainview, Texas, to Joe and Joyce (Christian) Merritt.
James graduated from Caprock High School. He worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice William P. Clement Unit, as a Correctional Officer for many years. He loved playing video games. James’ favorite holiday was Halloween. He spent several years volunteering at Amarillo Scare Grounds during the Halloween season. A few days before he passed away, he posted on his Facebook account to his “haunt family” and friends that he regretted that he would not be able to work the haunt this year due to poor health.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Ricky Merritt and wife Josie Rios, and Kennith Merritt and wife Jennifer.