Merriman was born to George and Nancy Dash on December 5, 1962 in Sheldon, VT. He spent most of his life working on the family farm in Sheldon. Even after he moved to Arkansas he always called Sheldon his home.
Merriman enjoyed outside activities right up to the time his health prevented it. He spent many hours 4-Wheeling and snowmobiling with his “brother” Junior. They enjoyed lots of adventures, good times and laughter together over the years.
After moving to Arkansas he found more great friendships with BO & Debrasue, and Richy & Tawna who he considered additional brothers and sisters.
Besides working on the family farm in Sheldon, Merriman was a member of the Enosburg Falls Lions Club, a member of VAST and VASA.
Merriman is survived by his parents George and Nancy Dash of Lincoln, AR; his brother Allan (Diana) Dash of Springfield, MA; sisters Tammy Randall of Berkshire, VT and Brenda Stanley of Enosburg, VT; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by his honorary siblings Louis (Junior) and Alice Bessette of St. Albans, VT; Robert (BO) and Debrasue Osborn of Lincoln, AR and Richard (Richy) and Tawna Dash of Lincoln, AR.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law David Randall.
Upon his request there will be no service and interment will be private.