Corporal Thomas A. Mertz

January 17th, 1992 to November 22nd, 2018

Corporal Thomas Alexander Mertz, 26, of Port Huron, went home to God on Thursday, November 22, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. He proudly joined the United States Marine Corps in 2013, and spent his career stationed in Camp Pendleton at MALS-39 as a 6124 T700 Engine Mechanic.

Thomas was a simple and honest man, a self-proclaimed “good ole country boy”, who lived his life fearlessly, fully, and unfiltered. He was best known for his contagious smile and infectious laugh, and the party always started when he walked in the room. When Thomas wasn’t playing with his beloved dog Luna, he enjoyed spending his time outdoors, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and being with his family and friends. Thomas loved a good playlist, sauce on everything, Jack Daniels and adventure. While he wasn’t here for a long time, he made sure he had a good time. He was always a loyal friend, never hesitating to help others, and his legacy will live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones and in the lives he saved as an organ donor and hero. Thomas is now at peace and watches over his beloved wife Sarah Jean, his family, and countless friends, from heaven.

Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Monday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Colonial Woods Missionary Church, 3240 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate.

Thomas will be laid to rest next to his father, David J. Mertz, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Because Thomas loved sports and children, his family wishes memorials be made to the Lelito Legacy Foundation, a local charity that provides financial assistance to deserving youth programs that promote skill development, sportsmanship, and positive self-growth.

Thomas’ family wishes to extend a special thank you to his fellow Marines for their enduring friendship and loyalty.

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