Funeral services for George Merchant, 73, of Dallas formerly of Bay City will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake, Texas with Brother Elliott Moore of Moore Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.
He passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Merchant and Wesley Smith, Sr.; grandparents, Hammie Merchant, Sr. and Ophelia Durgan Merchant; stepmother, Mary Smith and brother, Shephard Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memories; son, George Andre Merchant (Rhonda), Frisco; daughter, Tracey Renee’ Merchant, Dallas; sisters, Veola Parson and Hattie Mae Wright both of Freeport, Mary Wright (Dave), Annie Lunford (Anthony) and Katherine Bonner (A.C.) all of Sweeny, Dora Bonner (Wilbert), Clute, Shirley Bullocks and Bobbie Wicher (Joel) both of Houston, Evelyn McDonald, Texas City, Paulette Times (Rooney), Brazoria; brothers, Wesley Smith, Jr. (Daphney), Houston, Vernice “Bo” Smith, Sweeny granddaughter, London Merchant, Frisco, good friends, Lee Grant Anderson and Berkley Harkless, host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, June 1, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing at the church on the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be no viewing afterward.
Active pallbearers will be Adam Troy Davidson, Richard Smith, Jeremiah Smith, Nelvin Parson, Robert Parson and Wilbert Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Andre Merchant, Wesley Smith, Jr., Vernice “Bo” Smith, Mansfield Parson, Jr., Darryl Smith, Lornezo Smith, Sr. and Earnest Ray Smith.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.