In Loving Memory of

Christopher James Merriman



Christopher James Merriman aka “Gravy”  34,of High Springs, FL  On  July 31, 2021 Chris passed away unexpectedly Friday evening on a motorcycle ride with his wife and friends.  Chris was born Dec 30, 1986 in  Ventura, CA. Chris  Graduated from Mohawk High School, followed by Audio Engineering Technical School,  Chris was employed by Sandvik of Alachua County, FL as a Production Team Lead. Chris  served in the United States Navy. Chris has several hobbies Baseball, Motorcycle and BMX Riding, spending time with his wife, Rachel, and his son, Kai, at the skate park.  Chris and Rachel loved to cook together.  Chris was known to have a big contagious smile.  Music has always been a huge part of Chris and his family’s life.  Chris is preceded in  death by Grandpa Don Leo Townsend, Aunt Sheri Lyn Merriman, Grandfather Phillip Kelly, Sr, Grannie Mae Bellini.  He is survived by his loving wife Rachel Dunford-Merriman and his son Kai Leo Merriman, his  Parents Jimmy Merriman. Nancy Townsend & Phillip Kelly Jr., Andrew Merriman, Tyler Merriman, Cash Merriman, Chloe Merriman, Phillip Kelly III, Matthew Kelly, Aunt  Donna Townsend, Grandma Rose Kelly. Tuesday August 10,2021 their will be a visitation from12-2pm, 2pm Service  Rev: Stephen Lanford will lead prayers,  Forest Meadows Memorial Park Chapel in the Meadows 4100 NW 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32606   On Wednesday August 11th at 11:30 am Chris will be laid to rest at  Florida Nation Cemetery Bushnell, Florida.








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  1. Cynthia McDonald & Family at · Reply

    My Condolences to all Christopher Merriman’s family and loved ones.
    I know this is a difficult time for all of you close and dear to Christopher.
    God has you in his hands he will carry you through this difficult time. Now is the time as ever to keep your faith in God.
    We have you all and in our prayers love blessings to all.
    Love to you always.
    Cynthia McDonald and Family

  2. Nancy Townsend at · Reply

    Thank you so much cousin. Your love and prayers are appreciated. I love you

  3. Ronald Davick at · Reply

    Hi Nancy Ronnie in casitas spring the pain is unbearable to here friend always

  4. Jarrod at · Reply

    Thinking of you today, Chris. Things aren’t the same without you.

    Happy Veterans Day, Brother…

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