Marvin E. England, aged 69 of Coffeyville, passed away on January 9, 2017, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Marvin was born in Coffeyville on April 30, 1947, to Gene and Doris (Powell) England. He attended Coffeyville schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. He continued his education at Coffeyville Community College where he earned an Associate of Arts degree. During his senior year of high school and both years of college Marvin was chosen as the drum major for the band. After College Marvin enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served four years flying in 124 combat missions as the Morse Code Operator. On November 2, 1969, Marvin married the love of his life, Mary Beth Eden. The couple made their home in Caney and later in Coffeyville. The couple was blessed with two daughters. Marvin was a route salesman for Dolly Madison where he devoted 25 years of service until his retirement, and in his retirement he worked for K&S Oil until his health forced him to retire. Marvin loved being outside doing yard work and grilling. He enjoyed working puzzle books, singing, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Marvin was a very personable man. While on his route he always took the time to speak to everyone. He maintained a strong work ethic his whole life and always made selfless sacrifices to make sure others' needs were met first.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Beth, of the home, daughters Bethany Anita England of Oregon City, OR, and Michelle Denice Jamison, her husband Dennis of Pittsburg, KS, grandchildren, Shelden, Samuel, and Molly Jamison, sister, Donna Kay Freeman of Bernice, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 10:00am at the First Southern Baptist Church. Intermet will follow at Robbins Cemetery with military honors being provided by the United States Air Force and local VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday, January 13, 2017, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials to Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Care and Share Fund or First Southern Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, and they may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.