Merlin Joseph “Butch” Marchand, Jr.





Merlin Joseph “Butch” Marchand, Jr entered eternal rest Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the age of 75. Born August 28, 1948, he was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a longtime resident of Pearland, Texas. Merlin believed that family was the core of life. He and his wife, Emily, raised five very, successful children. A doting and loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed nothing, more than being surrounded by his family. Merlin was a kind, quiet soul with a big heart freely, sharing with those close to him.

Merlin was educated at St. Anthony Elementary & Middle School, St Benedict High School and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in business. He specialized in using technology in the business place, with an exceptional work ethic. He was a master of the computer. In his retirement, he finished furniture, read avidly, played his guitar in area bands and enjoyed many trips to Disney World.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Blanche Peltier Marchand and Merlin Joseph Marchand Sr. and a son, John David Marchand.

Merlin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily Everett Marchand, his children, Kristi Marchand, Patrick Marchand and girlfriend Love, Laurin Marchand Guadiana and husband JR, Rachel Marchand Hensley and husband Mickey, Kaitlyn Marchand Confer and husband Mike, He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ava Hensley, Delilah Hensley, Emily Hensley, Roman Guadiana, Phoenix Guadiana, Benjamin Confer and Harrison Confer; a sister, Deborah Marchand-Lewis and husband Marlon, brother Stephen A. Marchand and wife Cheryl, brothers and sisters-in-law; Robert Everett and wife Marilyn, David Everett and wife Dee, and numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Visitation hours will be Wednesday January 3, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Crowder Funeral Home located at 2422 E Broadway Pearland, Texas 77511

Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Thursday January 4, 2024, in the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Howard Agnew officiating.


  1. He was just amazing. I loved him, and every one of you guys with all of my heart.
    My heart just hurts.

  2. He was a loving brother that I looked up to and could always count on. I was always amazed at how smart and well read he was. I love you sweet boy!

    Deborah Marchand-Lewis
  3. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts as you navigate through this difficult time.

    Thomas Lopez & Family
  4. So sorry to hear this sad news. I never met but I work with Steve and it’s always hard to loose a sibling.

    MJ Ziifle
  5. He was always kind, never heard a mean word from him. His grandsons Ben and Harrison idolized him and surely will only have happy memories of him.

    Jane Confer
  6. Kaitlyn, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marie Coleman
  7. My wonderful friend Merlin you were one of the sweetest men I have ever met. You helped me create music and made me a better musician and would always yell what key or note we were on when I got lost. You helped me write a lot of music and was just always there when I asked I am sorry we didn’t get to record the next album together but you will be on there. I Love you my friend my God keep you see you in the next life we will play music together again. Alex N.

    Alex Nelson
  8. So sorry for your loss. Merlin used to play bass in my band when I still lived in Pearland. He was such a wonderful friend and I’ll miss him dearly.

    Jonathon Dewveall

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