Born July 20, 1940, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Victor and Caroline Blair Marcum. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Victor Jr. and Joe Marcum, and one daughter, Darlene Marcum.
John was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by many family and friends.
Those left to cherish his memory include six children, John Marcum, Debra Williamson, Jeff Marcum, Houston Marcum, Viola Marcum Moses, and Josephine Kitchen, 15 grandchildren, Tabitha Meade, John Meade, Crystal Williamson, Katrina Williamson, Aaron Williamson, Auston Marcum, Brandon Marcum, D.J. Marcum, Patrick Marcum, Stephanie Marcum, Brigette Messer, Tiffany Marcum, Floyd Kitchen, Whitney Kitchen, and Amber Marcum, six great-grandchildren, Hannah Perry, Felecia Williamson, Alexis Williamson, Alyssa Meade, John Meade, and Solomon Browning, one sister, Patricia Williams of Williamson; his aunt, Josephine Lester of Delbarton, and a host of additional family and friends, including Alfreda and Lance Skutt of S.C.
Services will be held at noon Friday, June 12, at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.D. Wolford officiating. Burial will follow in Marcum Cemetery at Kermit.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements.