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.