Last updated 10/21/2020 at 4:05pm
Chris Merrill, a beloved son, brother and friend, passed away in a swimming accident in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 6, 2020, at 34 years of age.
Known for his quick wit, entrepreneurial spirit, and deep loyalty and care for his loved ones, he touched the lives of everyone who was fortunate to spend time around him.
He was driven and a natural leader with an incredible work ethic. He graduated with honors from Asheville High School in 2004. The captain of both the Cougars’ soccer and basketball teams, he was also a tenacious player on his HFC and Storm travel teams. He went on to obtain a busi...