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“Aunt June, Jimmy Vicki & Family It is with sadness that I learned of Uncle Jim's passing. In times like these it is difficult to express thoughts...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Richard(Clarence) & Ruby Rutherford - OH

“We empaphsize with you and know you will miss your dad. God bless you. Our prayers are with you. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Vernon Long - Jackson, MO

“Jim was a dear Cousin. Cousin by Marriage, Brother by Faith. Such a wonderful smile. I'm sure it's ear to ear in Heaven! My heart is heavy for June,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carole Spaulding Ritter - OH

“It was a joy to think back as I grew up at Welch Avenue FWB Church. Jim and June were part of those memories. The thoughts I have when Jim's name is...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: William Pitts - Lancaster, OH

“I have very fond memories of my time with Mr. & Mrs. Marcum. He was a wonderful quiet and tender man of God. I count it a privilege to have known him...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Richard Davis - Smyrna, TN

“We are sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you in knowing that Mr. Marcum is in heaven! Praying for your comfort and strength in the days ahead. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michael and Sarai Fulcher - Ayden, NC

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless in a special way! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Shelton Grant - Maury, NC

“June, Jim, Vickie & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our loss is Heaven's gain. The memory that sticks...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan & Carol Fraley - columbus, OH

“We are so sorry for your great loss and rejoice with you over your dad's great victory. We will be praying for your family in the coming days. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: JW & Claudia Dunn - Wendell, NC

James Silas Marcum, 94, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

Jim was born in Wayne County, West Virginia on November 5, 1918 to the late Leonard and Mae Damron Marcum. He retired from Clark Grave Vault Company in Columbus, Ohio after 20 years of service. Jim served his country in the United States Army during World War II at the invasion of Normandy on Omaha Beach. He was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will greet friends Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church followed by a worship service at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Dann Patrick officiating. Interment will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, June Parsley Marcum; his son, Rev. James L. "Jim" Marcum and wife Vicki of Goldsboro; granddaughters, Melissa Marcum Osuna and husband Marcos and Sarah Marcum; sisters, Isabelle M. Ellis and Thelma M. Dannison; and brother, Amos Marcum.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Leon Thomas Marcum; brothers, Emory Franklin Marcum, Herman Marcum and Elwood Marcum; and sisters, Frances M. Rutherford and Ruby Damron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College, 532 Eagle Rock Road, Wendell, NC 27591.

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