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Passing of The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It is with great sadness that the Court reports the of the passing of United States Circuit Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. on January 17, 2022.  Judge Merritt’s obituary can be viewed at

A funeral service for Judge Merritt will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee. Please visit for additional information.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alive Hospice ( or the Tennessee Innocence Project (