Marvin A. Smith

Born: Mon., Jun. 2, 1930
Died: Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

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Marvin A. "Marv" Smith, age 80, passed away Wednesday November 3, 2010 at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan. He was born June 2, 1930 in Niagara, Kentucky to Rex and Beatrice Irene (Reynolds) Smith. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he played football and was named team captain and most valuable player, he also played basketball and baseball. He worked for Marathon Oil Company for 12 years before moving to Litchfield in 1960. On February 6, 1960 he married Patricia (O'Donnell), and she survives in Litchfield, MI. In 1960 he started his teaching career at Litchfield Community High School in 1967 and retired in 1994. While at Litchfield Community Schools, Marvin coached football, basketball, track and golf. He served in the US Army during the Korean Era. He was a charter member of the Litchfield Lions Club, and belonged to the American legion.

Also surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Suzy Smith, Muncie, Indiana, Stacy and Mark Ymbras, Marietta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Connor and Caitlyn Ymbras, Marietta, Georgia; a sister, Eleanor Riker, Oblong, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Wanda Smith, Robinson, Illinois; two brothers and sister-in-law, Larry Smith, Mattoon, Illinois and Garry and Mary Smith, Rantoul, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald Smith.

There will be visitation Tuesday November 9, 2010 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. The Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM at the Pulliam Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Illinois. Military Graveside rites by E.M. Coulter Post #69 American Legion, VFW Post #4549 and AmVets Post #33.

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Johanna McCarter McCarty
Patty, I am so sorry to learn of Marvin's passing. I am unable to come to visitation or the service, but know I am keeping you and the family covered in prayer. Meme is still in rehab center in Peoria following her stroke Feb.,2008, and Daddy is now a resident Cotillion Ridge in Robinson since the first part of October. He celebrated his 86th birthday Oct31 and his health is just steadily declining. It has been a while since we visited last..but I have fond memories. Sending love your way...Johanna


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