Merrell Arlon Jenkins

Merrell Arlon Jenkins, 77, a resident of Pearland, TX formerly of Alvin, TX and Houston, TX passed away May 15, 2019. Merrell was born on June 6, 1941 in Carmichael, MS. Merrell was employed with Astroworld for 19 years, and he enjoyed his success in his second career as The Guy on 35 for 17 years.

Merrell is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Minnie Jenkins; brothers: Frank Jenkins, Bob Jenkins, John Jenkins, Basil Jenkins and Jack Jenkins.

Merrell leaves behind to cherish his memoires, wife of 50 years, Linda Ray Jenkins; daughters: Karen Stansel, husband Rick and Susan Jenkins, and partner Mike Ramirez; sons: Darin Henderson and Larry Jenkins, wife Michelle; grandchildren: Katie Wilson, husband Kevin, Austin Stansel, Nicole Nolen, husband Nick, Sara Yuchnewicz, husband Colton, Jack Cowan, Emma Cowan, Hannah Jenkins, Lauren Jenkins, Reese Gomez and Emerson Gomez; great grandchildren: Hunter, McKenzie, Keaton, Wyatt and Carson; sister: Carolyn Farquhar, husband Don; sisters-in-law: Billie Jenkins and Gloria Jenkins and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, May 20, 2019 with a memorial service to begin at 7 pm in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Houston Museum of National Science in care of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.


  1. Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Merrell. Sending our sincerest condolenses to you & the family. You both were very dear to us on Hwy 35. Great memories. Prayers & hugs to you all. Dale & Sherree Lubojacky Lostracco

    Sherree Lostracco
  2. Thank you, Sherree. We made many happy memories on Hwy 35. Often Merrell would tell me about a dream he’d had that was based at our home on 35. Many times these dreams would include Mr. Ed and Ms. Ruby.

    Linda Jenkins
  3. Linda, sorry for your loss, we could not come due to health issues. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Gilbert and Gayle Loftin
    • We are so very sad to hear of his passing.We were just thinking of him as we passed by his house in Alvin where we had the pleasure of meeting him.We became friends as well as customers of his .I remember bartering with him at times.He had a great imagination for the old gas pumps he built.I will never forget him.The Guy On 35 will be missed.

      Max and Victoria Villagomez
  4. We had the pleasure of knowing Merrell and Linda through his son, our fantastic neighbor, Larry Jenkins. We also visited Merrell at his home a few times. Hearing of his passing is so very sad to Robby & me. His relationship with Larry was envious. My heart breaks for you all. Love and prayers to a wonderful family.

    Linda Wallace
  5. So, sorry for your loss, Linda. Merrell was always interesting & funny at our reunions. Really going to miss him, this year.

    GEORGE & Karen Loftin
  6. Linda and family , my heart felt sympathy to all of you. Wishing you all peace through out time. Let us always cherish the fun and happy memories of Merrell, brought to all of our lives at different times. I have great memories always coming over as a child and then different family occasions. Uncle Merrell , will be missed but has a place in our hearts. Sending lots of hugs and prayers and lots of love .
    Uncle Merrell, keep on making people laugh and Rest in Heavenly Peace
    One of your many nieces , Robin Jenkins ❤️😇🙏

    Robin Elaine aJenkins
  7. Linda, you have my condolences in the death of Merrell. I just saw the obituary in the Alvin Advertiser. I know you will miss him very much.

    Martha Rolingson
  8. Linda, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending love and prayerx

    Clark Potter

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