A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 between 2-4 pm at Walters Funeral Home for Grant Alan Mertz, resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, who sadly left us on January 10, 2023, at the early age of 43. Even though a careless driver took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all.
Grant’s love transformed the lives of everyone he encountered. He brought a bounty of beauty to everything he did... with his carpentry skills, his smile and infectious laughter. He was a beautiful, outspoken person who always had a remarkable story to share or a helpful hand to lend; whichever was needed.
Grant was very engaged in the world around him; he enjoyed live music, golf, family, carpentry, and gardening. He was most happy developing bonds with people, creating using his carpentry skills, listening, and playing music, or enjoying time with his dog. He enjoyed nature and working in his vegetable garden and especially cooking a delicious meal with his harvest. He was a free spirit often seen alongside his family at live music venues. He was an avid golfer; he took his first steps as a toddler on a golf course with his dad. Grant enjoyed what life offered and sought experiences to enhance his hobbies and interests. Grant would want us to always remember his carefree disposition and enjoyment of life.
Grant leaves behind a loving and devoted mother, Sharon Latiolais Mertz, cherished sister, Valerie Mertz and her spouse Brandon J. Credeur, and their children Mia Desormeaux and Grayson Credeur of Lafayette, LA; sister, Jeanese Latiolais Raymond and her husband Aaron Raymond, and their son Nickolas Carriere of Long Beach, CA; Uncle Eddie Latiolais; Aunt Yvette Latiolais; Aunt Patricia Moayedi and her husband Alex of Sugarland, TX; Uncle Max Mertz and his wife Valerie of Juneau, AK; along with many cousins and close friends.
He is proceeded in death by his father, Aaron (Ron) Wright Mertz; his maternal grandparents, Meonce and Genevieve Roberts Latiolais; paternal grandparents, Max and Nancy Alma Miller Mertz; Aunt Margaret Stover Mertz, and Uncle Jimmy Dale Latiolais.
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