Robert Derwood Meredith • May 18, 2023

Robert Derwood Meredith, age 79, passed away May 18, 2023 at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents Franklin Meredith and Voncile Pittman Meredith. He is survived by his wife Doris Crumpler Meredith, the love of his life for over sixty-one years, his sons Dean Meredith, Daniel Meredith, Dennis (Channin) Meredith; seven grandchildren: Jonathan Meredith, Justin (Cassie) Meredith, Crysta Meredith, Rebecca (Jacob) Exum, Ryan Meredith, Andrew (Veronica) Meredith and Brianna Meredith; and four great grandchildren: Joey Meredith, Jax Storie, Melina Meredith and Charlotte Storie.

He was born in Munson, Florida on June 29th, 1943.  The family moved to Pensacola, Florida where he attended Tate High School where he met Doris.  Derwood was a private person and a man of few words however you knew where you stood with him. He was the owner and operator of Meredith & Sons Lumber Company, a successful four generation family business.  He was especially proud to have his sons Dean, Daniel and Dennis working with him for many years where he practiced honesty, integrity and hard work ethics as core values that he instilled in his sons and employees. He truly appreciated the numerous loyal customers their company had over the years, many of whom became good friends to him and his family.

Derwood leaves behind his loving and caring wife, Doris Meredith. They were so devoted to each other that they renewed their vows on their anniversary every 20 years of their 61 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling, fishing, bowling and gardening. He especially loved spoiling his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. with the service starting at 10:30 a.m. with Robbie Turner officiating.

The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice and Granny Nannies Senior Care for their attention and compassion during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emerald Coast Hospice.

The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service.

Webcast will not be available till 5 minutes before the service.

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