Marvin B. Lanham

Marvin Boyd Lanham, 61, of Belpre, passed away on April 19, 2013, at his residence, following a long battle with cancer that resulted in the loss of his leg.

He was born in McFarlan, W.Va., on Jan. 18, 1952, a son of the late Charles Leonard and Lenore May Tingler Lanham.

Marvin had proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and retired in 2002 from the Union Insulators Local 80, where he had worked for 30 years. He loved playing music and rewriting country music songs with his own comedic twist. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf. He was a member of American Legion Post 15 and past member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Marvin was a loving husband of 41 years to Kay Spurlock Lanham; devoted father to Tara See and John, and Tonya Wells and Mike; and proud grandfather to Zac, Cody and Brooklyn, and will be greatly missed. He is also survived by his brothers, Lennie Lanham and June, and Roger Lanham and Kathy; sisters, Alma Parker, and Barb Dudding and Jimmy; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Lanham.

He will be remembered most by his family and friends for his fun loving nature and for his fantastic sense of humor.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, is assisting the family with private cremation services, just as Marvin had requested.

A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced.

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