Justin Scott Merrill

Justin Merrill, beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and friend, left his

Justin Scott Merrill
Justin Scott Merrill

family on Earth and went home to his Father in Heaven on April 7, 2022.  In his final days, he was surrounded by his close family and friends.

Memorial Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 11, 2022, at Washington Avenue Church with Jim Shellburne officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Justin was born on April 21, 1980, to Tim and Vickie Merrill in Anderson, Indiana.  Justin graduated from Amarillo High School in 1998.  He was a successful, self-employed transportation broker.

He is survived by his parents, Tim & Vickie Merrill; sister, Jennifer Merrill Vinyard; daughter, Ava Merrill of San Antonio, TX; son, Gavin Merrill of San Antonio, TX; mother of his children, Melissa Merrill of San Antonio, TX; nephew, Philip Vinyard III; nieces, Ashlyn Vinyard and Sydney Vinyard; grandparents, James & Reba Bailey; aunts, Valarie Olson of Amarillo, TX and Patti Merrill of Indianapolis, IN; uncles, Joel Olson or Amarillo TX, and Robert Merrill of Indianapolis, IN; girlfriend, Jennifer Boyer; his dogs, Zepp & Zada; and several cousins.

Justin loved anything outdoors. He could often be found sitting on his front porch, enjoying the weather, and playing with his two pups. He loved to go out to “The Ranch” to hunt and fish with his family and all of his buddies. He also held a tremendous passion and talent for art. He was able to draw, paint, or make just about anything- People, animals, objects, and abstracts. He used a plethora of utensils including pencils, sharpies, chalk markers, paint, and he could even whittle wood. His taste in music was very diverse. Some of his favorites include Eminem, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Zac Brown Band, Mumford and Sons, and more.

Justin had an enormous heart, and that was apparent in the immense way he loved his friends and family. He had a compassion for helping others as he would often gather clothes and buy food to donate to those in need. You could always count on Justin to be quick with a sarcastic comment or witty comeback to a joke. He was definitely ornery at all times, but everyone silently loved that about him. He had an embracing hug, and contagious laugh. One of his favorite things was spending time with his two children, Ava and Gavin. He gave the best back tickles, loved taking them to “The Ranch”, teasing them, talking about their highs and lows at dinner, and even dressing Ava for church in questionable attire. More than anything he was a free spirit, who loved to live his life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Bank SW, PO Box 32552, Amarillo, TX, 79120, Attn: Judy Whiteley FBO Ava & Gavin Merrill


21 Replies to “Justin Scott Merrill”

  1. Tim, Vicki, and Jennifer,

    Paula and I are most saddened for your loss. We offer our deepest condolences. May God be with you.

  2. Dear Merrill Family
    I am so sorry to hear of Justin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    In His Mighty Grip,
    Renee and Curtis Weiss

  3. Tim and Vickie, our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this difficult time. . We are so sorry for your loss
    Robert and Marie Bennett

  4. Tim, Vickie, and Jennifer I am so sorry to hear about Justin. My prayers are with your family that you all be comforted.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like Justin lived life to the fullest on his terms. Prayers for peace and comfort for all who loved him.
    Maria DeBrango Stickel

    1. Justin really did live his life to the fullest. Thank you for your prayers for peace & comfort.

  6. To Tim and Vickie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the days of us as kids causing you trouble. May Justin Rest In Peace! ✌️❤️

  7. Tim and Vickie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Justin! You and your family will be in my prayers!

  8. Our families continue to surround you in prayer and love.
    Peggy Merrill, Albert Sherrill, Chuck and Becky Morris, Kenny and Lou Ann Clark, Alan and Audrey Sherrill

  9. Our Condolences to the entire Family Of Justin. Sorry for your loss .May Our Father’s Love & Care be upon all of you. Many Prayers going up for you.

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