Jasper “Lin” Lindon Marcantel


Jasper “Lin” Lindon Marcantel, 71, passed away March 25, 2021 at U.T. Health in Tyler, Texas from complications after a fall. Lin was born on September 14, 1949 in De Quincy, Louisiana to Jasper Sidney and Doris Marie Cole Marcantel. He resided in Bronson, Texas until his death.

Lin was known by all for his great leather work which he started at a very young age. He was the owner of Lin’s Custom Saddlery in Bronson, Texas. Where many of his friends enjoyed coming by for a visit and to hear what new stories Lin had to tell. His knife making friends always came on Monday to have him make sheaths for them.

Lin worked for several western stores before working for Texas Parks and Wildlife where he retired from. He continued working in his leather shop up until his death.

He was a member of Bronson First Baptist Church. He dearly loved his grandchildren, Cade, Gracie and Chase. Lin had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back if someone was in need.

Survivors include:

Son, Corey Ross and his daughter, Lindsey Ross

Brother, Bill Marcantel and wife, Sharon of Darrington, Washington

Nell and Larry McBride of Pineland
Nita and Mike Adkison of Center

Cade and Gracie Ross
Chase Williams

Several nieces and nephews

Marie Cole of Westlake, Louisiana
Lorine Marcantel of DeQuincy, Louisiana

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Sidney Marcantel and Doris Marie Cole Marcantel.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Pineland First Baptist Family Life Center in Pineland, Texas with Rev. Jimmy Salles and Rev. Adam Carrigan officiating. Burial is at Centerview Cemetery in Pineland, Texas.

Mike Mitchell, Jay Smith, Norman Dew, John McBeth, Darrell Elerby, John Stephenson and Jeff Greer served as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Lin to the Pineland First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. BOX 216, Pineland, Texas 75968.