Merlon Dale Turner, 90, a Rosharon, TX resident since 1981 was born July 22, 1926 in Sulpher Springs, TX and passed away April 11, 2017 in Pearland, TX.
Merlon joined the Merchant Marines as a combat engineer soon thereafter, he went to serve his country in the U.S Army during WWII and the Korean War as a Sergeant.
Merlon was a lifetime member and lifetime committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over 30 years. He worked 25 years for Country Place Golf Course as a Superintendent.
Merlon is preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Turner; parents; one sister Carmen and two brothers Buel and Billy.
Merlon leaves behind his daughter, Carolyn Plemons, husband Roy; Joe Turner, wife Felicia; grandchildren: Misty Mayo, Heather Mayo, Stephanie Plemons and Chad Plemons; great grandchildren: McKayla Mayo, Noah Prestage and Bently Prestage.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6-8pm with a service to begin at 7pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland. Graveside service will be 2pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulpher Springs, TX.