Herbert Val Munson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Herbert Val Munson at age 86, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Pearland, Texas. Herbert was born and raised in Alvin, Texas.  He was the son of Marietta Davis Munson and George Munson.  Before reaching the age of 18 Herbert enlisted into the US Army, serving during the Korean war.  He completed Diesel Mechanic School while in the Army.  In the army his specialty was the artillery equipment, being able to do full maintenance as required. Other jobs in the army included digging water wells in France and setting up obstacle training courses. After he was honorably discharged, he attended the University of Houston.

Applying what he learned in the service and at U of H, Herbert could fix or build anything. This allowed him to have a long career in the automotive repair and maintenance industry.  Even though his specialty was large diesel truck engines he also knew how to work on and operate heavy equipment.

He is preceded in death by his parents Marietta Munson and George Munson, his brothers Wallace Munson, Conrad Munson, Ermine (Lucky) Rodden, and sisters Gloria Munson and Shirley Bain,

Herbert is survived by his Wife of 64 years Juanita Darlene Munson; Son Mark Munson and Mark’s daughter Jessica Munson; Daughter Darlene (Bonnie), husband Michael Miller, Daughter Lisa Miller Stephens (husband Barrett Stephens) and Sarah Miller Sanchez (husband David Sanchez).  He is also survived by his sister Virginia Pape who lives in Oklahoma.  Additionally, Herbert is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

January 10, 2020 Visitation will be held at 2:30pm and a funeral service at 3:30 at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway Street, Pearland, TX 77581.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at    woundedwarriorproject.org or Camp Hope for veterans with PTSD at https://houston.narpm.org/camp-hope/


  1. As a longtime friend of Mark, Mr Munson’s son, I have known Mr. Munson for approximately 40 years, so believe it when I say he was a unique individual. He had a great sense of humor almost always on display, and just a big personality in general. I can honestly say he was never anything but nice to me, and the kind of guy who would go out of his way to help you get your car running if it broke down, but could probably fix anything if he had time to study it and figure it out. He was also flat out the hardest worker I ever saw, and I worked with him several times in my younger days. He could just leave you in the dust if the situation called for it, but he didn’t give you a hard time, he just helped you. He was his own boss- a hard-working member of the community ,a proud American who served his country, and he will be missed.

    Kenneth McRee
  2. Aunt Darlene, Bonnie, Mark & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend the services today, but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love from my family to yours.
    Cathy Davis & Family

    Cathy Davis

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