ARLINGTON — Mervin Robert Childers, 91, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Arlington. His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Center St., Arlington, with Dr. Charles Wade officiating. Interment will be at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.
Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to Blessing the Generations Campaign at First Baptist Church.
Mervin was born June 11, 1925, in Bogata, Texas, to Robert Childers and Maude Morris Childers. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served in World War II. An Arlington resident since 1955, he was a former Sunday school teacher and longtime deacon at First Baptist Church. Mervin retired as a professor of mathematics after 36 years with Arlington State College and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Genetty Ballard Childers; daughters Ann Elise Childers Kearns and Pam Childers Wade and husband Mark; a sister, Louise James; grandchildren Chad Kearns and wife Tasha, Caleb Wade and Taylor Wade; a great-grandson, Grayson Kearns; and several nieces and nephews.
Published on July 13, 2016