Pharos-Tribune

September 26, 2013

Merle 'Sonny' M. Coulson, Jr


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Merle ‘Sonny’ M. Coulson, Jr.

INGRAM, Texas — Mr. Merle “Sonny” M. Coulson, Jr., 76, Ingram, Texas, formerly of Logansport, left this life peacefully to be with his Lord on the evening of Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

He was married to Vicki Nickerson on Dec. 18, 1977.

Sonny was born in Peru on June 30, 1937. He attended school in Logansport, holding a 20-plus year school record of a 4 minute 33 second mile. Upon graduating from High School in 1955, Sonny joined the U.S. Army. After three tours in Vietnam and over 23 years of service, Sonny retired as a Master Sergeant. He moved to Ingram, Texas, in 1994.

Sonny was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Ann Dailey, brother, Mark Dinius, and stepfather, Francis Dinius.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki, of Ingram, Texas; his mother, Maxine Dinius of Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Michael of Albuquerque, N.M., Myron of Advance, N.C., Randy Tate of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; daughter, Wendy Alise of Grapevine, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.