William Melvin


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William Melvin Persons

May 25 1926 - Jul 06 2008

William Melvin Persons, age 82, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away July 6, 2008. He was born May 25, 1926 in Teague, Texas to Jessie James and Flora Lucinda (Johnson) Persons. On November 15, 1944 he married Cora Storey in Teague, Texas. Melvin worked in the oil industry as a refinery operator for Sinclair and ARCO Refineries in Pasadena, Texas. For the 42 years he worked there he was known as “Big-Un” and “Big Lead”. He is survived by his wife, Cora Persons; daughter, Sherian Burr of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Nicole Peters and her husband, Blair of Plano, Texas; grandson, Kyle Burr and his wife, Lisa of Deer Park, Texas; great-grandchildren, Quinn Peters, Reagan Peters, Sofia Burr and nephew, Lloyd Elton Persons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Flora Persons; daughter, Geneva Gayle Persons and his brother, Coleman Lee Persons. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008 at Salem Cemetery, Teague, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
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