Matthew Tanner Merrill lived a full and charismatic life in the 21 years we were blessed with his presence. He was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1996 to proud Parents Chris and Colleen Merrill. He died on March 26, 2017 as a Junior studying International Business at Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He had two brothers, Ryan and Jacob, who will greatly miss their little brother and big brother. In addition to his immediate family, Matt is survived by numerous Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who will cherish the time they had with him.
Matt was known and loved by many as a loyal friend and confidante. He leaves behind a full lifetime of best friends, who will always remember his adventuresome spirit, his quick wit and his willingness to stand by them, thick or thin.
Matt's love of life extended the globe, with trips his family and friends will remember forever. He could always be counted on to be two steps ahead even if the path was uncertain.
We will dearly miss Matt, but will cherish the brief time we had with him.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish South Congress, 2620 South Congress.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish South Congress Chapel in Austin.