Orville Lee Marcum, 84, Lucasville, a former Minford area resident, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.
Born March 24, 1925, in Scioto County, a son of the late Edgar S. and Nettie Jane Russell Marcum, he was a retired employee for the former Williams Shoe Factory in Portsmouth. He worked as a crew leader for the Community Action Organization, was a World War II Army veteran, and when he was able he attended several churches in the area.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Reva and Tillson Greene of Lucasville; two grandchildren, Russell L. Marcum of Illinois and Deborah Renee (Brian) Norman of Kentucky; a great-grandson, Brian Norman; two stepgrandchildren, Brandon (Heather) Greene of Beaver and Kevin (Rebecca) Greene of Minford; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Riley and Ella Estep, Breanna, MacKenzie and Braydon Greene; three brothers, Paul (Sue) Marcum, Leon “Pete” (Shirley) Marcum, and David (Alice) Marcum, all of Tennessee; and one sister, Jean Webster of Utah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen F. Smith Marcum, on Feb. 11, 1990, whom he married in 1948; two sons, Roy Marcum and Robert Marcum; one stepgranddaughter, Tara Greene Estep; one brother, Lester Marcum; and two sisters, Edna Booth and Mattie Dixon.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Burial will be in White Cemetery near Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Gideon’s International or a charity of your choice.