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Pemberton, Don

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August 7, 1940 - December 26, 2014

Pemberton, Don

A celebration of his life will be 11:00 am Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Darst Funeral Home


DON EDWARD PEMBERTON, 74, of Humble passed away peacefully with his wife and daughters by his side on December 26, 2014. He was born August 7, 1940 in Bay, Arkansas to Columbus Melvin Pemberton and Zelma Nora Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Darrell James Pemberton and Melvin Carroll Pemberton, and in-laws Tom and Emma Greene. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Linda Pemberton, daughters Rhonda Pemberton; Cathy and Husband Tracy Perkins; Stacy and husband Mike Gross, and 4 grandchildren Kacy and Trey Perkins; Alissa and Madelyn Gross, along with his loyal four legged companion, Rusty. He is also survived by his brother-in-law David Greene and his wife Charlotte and niece Megan Greene.


He was born and raised in Arkansas and was an avid Razorback fan. He had a love of all sports, but baseball was by far his favorite and he thoroughly enjoyed listening to the play-by-plays on the radio. He knew everything about the Houston Astros and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of their history. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing and golfing almost as much as baseball. He loved music and was often seen dancing with the love of his life in many places, whether it was the living room, a restaurant, or an event, always taking center stage. They were “that couple” people stood and watched with admiration. Don loved to be on the water, and fishing was always a great excuse. He was a lover of life and through his gift of gab and grandiose sense of humor, he never met a stranger. Through his large circle of friends and extended families, the house was often filled with people, Don being at the center, cooking. He touched many people’s lives and became a mentor to many.  He spent many years volunteering as committee member for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, Corral Club, serving various ranking positions and achieving a lifetime membership through his tenure. Don achieved many successes in life as a mortgage broker, Realtor and business owner. He was an exceptional husband to his wife, a caregiver to Linda’s parents Tom and Emma, who lived with them for many years. Above all he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandpa (aka “Bubbles”), son-in-law and friend to many. He will truly be missed by the many lives he has touched.



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Funeral: A celebration of life was held on 2015-01-10 at Darst Funeral Home.

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