Merlin “Kent” Sullivan

Merlin “Kent” Sullivan, 78, a resident of Pearland, TX for 40 years, passed away on May 20, 2020 in Pearland, TX. Kent was born June 21, 1941 in Vernal, Utah to Merlin and Merle Sullivan. Kent owned Sullivan Insurance Agency in Pearland for over 28 years, and when he wasn’t working, he would be flying his airplane, riding his motorcycles or “seeing the world” with Colleen. He was a member of the Foretravel Motorcade Club, Bonanza Association, National Corvette Restorers Society and Harley Owner’s Group.

Kent is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sylvia Hansen and brother, Owen Sullivan.

Kent leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of 32 years, Colleen Sullivan; daughters: Leslie Ann Amsden, husband Keith and Ashley Kent Buehring, husband Danny; son, James M. Sullivan, wife Pam; son, Vance Voiles, wife Pamela; brother, David Sullivan; brother-in-law, Don Free, wife Cathy; sister-in-law, Katja Sullivan; aunt, Rhea Richens; uncle and aunt, Arden & Delores Sullivan; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; favorite dogs: Sophia and Gertie.

Kent will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. with a service to begin 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.


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  1. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to his family. He will be greatly missed.

    Brandy White
  2. Colleen, saddened to hear/read of Kent’s passing. My condlences to you and family.

    Buzz Crainer
  3. Kent and I were co-workers in an Insurance agency where is was employed before he opened his own business in Pearland. That was forty-four years ago.
    Kent was congenial, energetic, good sense of humor, ambitious, just to name a few
    of his admirable traits.

    Kent and I met forty-four years ago when we were co-workers at an Insurance Angency before he opened his own Agency in Pearland. I have many fond memories of that time, due to a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere among a dedicated,hard working staff.
    Kent was a Department Manager, well liked and respected.

    My heartfelt condolences to Colleen and family. May you cherish the memories that will give you happiness, laughter and strength. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace. God’s blessings to each family member he leaves behind.


    Gina Rowsey

    Gina Rowsey

    Gina Rowsey
  4. My husband Don I moved in after Kent and Colleen had been living across the street for several years. Don, especially, enjoyed kidding with Kent, who was friendly and helpful! He chose a wonderful wife, Colleen, and since my Don died, she has been so very kind and helpful to me. Colleen and family, my prayers go with all of you as you go through these weeks and years without this special man.

    Curry, Nancy Nelson
  5. Rest In Peace, dear one.

    Cindy Adair

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