Date of BirthJanuary 01, 2017

Merwin Lee Stephens Obituary

Date of BirthJanuary 01, 2017

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Date of DeathJanuary 29, 2017

Merwin Lee Stephens Obituary

from san angelo, Texas, United States

Merwin Lee StephensSan AngeloMerwin Lee Stephens was called home to Glory on June 29, 2017, in San Angelo, Texas.He was born on Jan. 9, 1954, in San Angelo to Mary Pearson and Aaron Stephens II.Merwin graduated from Central High School in San Angelo, Texas. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August of 1972 and proudly served our country until his honorable discharge in August of 1974.Following his military service, Merwin pursued his barber's license at San Angelo Barber College, where he successfully earned his degree.He earned his infamous nickname, Swervin' Merwin as he was an avid walker. There was not one day that went by that you failed to spot him walking around town, as he put it, minding his own business. Many believe that he could possibly hold the unofficial record for most miles traveled by foot in San Angelo. When he wasn't strolling and taking in the sights around town he loved drawing pictures, often while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.Merwin was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Florine and Michelle Pearson.He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Merwin Stephens Jr. of Virginia; daughter Toby Kaltenborn of Washington State; sisters Gloria (Alfred) Branch and Martha Pearson of San Angelo; brothers Charles (Mae) Stephens and Aaron (Donna) Stephens of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Darrell Pearson of San Angelo, Texas and Hercules (Debra) Miller of Antioch, California; a very special cousin, Janie Wheeler of San Angelo; and a host of relatives and friends around the country.Viewing is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Lillie Street Church of Christ with Brother Altherton Payne officiating. Burial with military honors is at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, in Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.Pallbearers will be Charles Stephens, Hercules Miller, Aaron Stephens, Alfred Branch, Darrell Pearson and Torrence Pearson."Swerve on into the Promised Land, Merwin. You will surely be missed, but not forgotten."Online condolences may be left at robertmassie.com.

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