A loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Marvin Alfred Smith, 75, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Marvin’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, 10:00 AM, at General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery.
On February 28, 1944, Marvin was born in Kingfisher, OK and adopted by Willie Lockhart Smith and Thelma Lynn Berryman. He joined the US Air Force in February 1962 and was stationed in Alaska, working the flight line on a base in the Aleutian Islands until 1966. After his honorable discharge he moved to Fresno, California and started work at Pacific Gas and Electric. Marvin received an accounting degree from Fresno City College.
Marvin met Jan through work and they were married on July 16, 1983. He worked in various field locations and San Francisco as an accountant. Marvin retired from PGE after thirty years. In 2006, he and his wife Jan moved to Roswell. Marvin loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and the Dallas Cowboys. Every holiday season he helped with Toys for Tots.
Marvin was a member of Chaves County Veterans, Elks Lodge, American Legion, Clan Macpherson Association and the Harley Davidson Group. He loved watching movies of John Wayne. Marvin was also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys; when they had a winning team. He was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate enough to have known Marvin.
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SURVIVORS: Those left to honor and cherish memories of Marvin are his wife, Jan Smith; daughters: DeAnna Smith Rivas (Jorge) of Lubbock, TX, Marvine Smith Blackburn (Hal) of BoysRanch, TX, Tana Smith Long of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren: Jordan of Lubbock, TX, Jacob of San Antonio, TX, Jennifer of BoysRanch, TX, Sydney of Lubbock, TX; great-grandchildren: Hayden, and Maddison both of Lubbock, TX; close friends: Jim and Karen Bloodhart, the Thursday coffee gang; the people in the neighborhood and his loving pets: Alley, Gizmo, Ciara, Piper, and Max.
PRECEDED: Preceding Marvin in death: his parents, Willie Lockhart Smith (1968) and Thelma Lynn Berryman (1975).
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Marvin’s honor to the Roswell Humane Society.