May 6, 2013
By Robin Frazer Clark
Forsyth County News, Cumming
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to express condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of attorney John L. Merritt of Cumming on his recent passing.
Mr. Merritt, a Forsyth County native, was a decorated Vietnam veteran who served 28 years of active duty in the Air Force, Georgia Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. In addition to his law practice with Lipscomb, Johnson, Merritt & Gualt, he served as a civilian attorney in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Robins Air Force Base.
All Georgia lawyers can be inspired by John Merritt’s lifelong commitment to service, through which he worked to promote the cause of justice, uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of all citizens. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Robin Frazer Clark