Mr. Mershon was born Sept. 22, 1933. He had been a resident of Refugio for 21 years and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Lupe Mershon of Refugio; four daughters, Irma (James) French of Aransas Pass, Rose Cardenas of Ingleside, Ida Elizardo of Dallas and Diana (John) Tyler of Houston; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Word of God Church, 613 Highland Ave., in Aransas Pass. Walter Hale will be officiating.