Clair J. Merritt, 89, Tyrone, and a guest at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview, died Friday at the center. He was born in Osceola Mills, son of Jesse and Ruby (Kephart) Merritt. He married Betty Jean Maney, and she preceded him in death in 2001. Surviving are three children: Darl, Alan and Tina Zimmerman; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Layne C. Merritt; and three siblings. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.