Merl Anton Priest

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Merl Anton Priest of Cut-n-Shoot, Texas was born March 10, 1938 in Houston, Texas and went to sleep in the arms of The Lord on March 21, 2012 in Conroe, Texas.

Merl graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. He served his country in the U. S. Coast Guard and his community in the Houston Fire Department. Merl loved fishing, shooting pool, playing dominoes and being with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Charles Priest Sr.; mother, Lorada Irene Corson Priest; sister, Martha Ann Gibson; half brother, Leonard Charles Priest, Jr. Merl is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, LaVerne Lester Priest; their two daughters, Marnita Ann McCollough and husband Tom and Michelle Lynn Graham and husband Stephen; grandchildren, Merissa Breanne Graham and Andrew Dalton Graham all of Conroe; half sister, Lea Milsap of Baytown; and life-long friend, Alan Bishop, of Houston, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends also survive.

Visitation will be Monday, March 26, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 27th at 1 p.m. at Security Cemetery in Security, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Tom McCollough, Stephen Graham, Andrew Graham, Tracy Graham, Bucky Coburn and Ryan Hake. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Houston High School football players from classes 1956 through 1959 and the City of Houston Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the , P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the . You are invited to leave written tributes and condolences for the family on our website at


Published on from Mar. 23 to Apr. 5, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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