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Coy Marriott Obituary
Coy Marriott, 89

Coy Marriott of Mountain Home, Arkansas returned to his heavenly home on December 5, 2014 at the age of 89. Coy was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Rowland Marriott, his son, Don Marriott of Bunceton, MO and his daughter, Colleen Ivie of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Cindy Rybak, Collin Marriott, Cassie Marriott, Charity Branstetter, Celia Marriott, Rusty Raubs, Devon Ivie, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Coy was born in Denver, Arkansas, the son of the late James and Myrtle Erwin Marriott. He is predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a long-time resident of Green Forest, AR. At the age of 16, he was employed to work on the construction of the Norfolk dam making $1/hour. He served his country during WWII with the Navy Seabee construction battalion from 1943-1945, followed by four years in the Army reserve. He married his wife of 67 years in 1947 and began his apprenticeship in Harrison, AR. Over the years, he traveled Route 66 many times to pursue work opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he always returned to the Ozarks where he called home.

Coy was an accomplished tool and die maker. He lived in Ozark, MO for 28 years and retired from Fasco Industries in 1987 and continued to operate his small rubber part manufacturing company. Following retirement, Coy operated the steam engine at Silver Dollar City for a number of years before moving to Mountain Home, AR in 1994.

Coy will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit and his love of steam engines. He was an expert craftsman and he built many engines over the years. He lived a long and full life doing things that he loved and he enjoyed the faithful companionship of his little dog, Libby.

Funeral services will be held at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home in Mountain Home, AR on Wednesday, December 10th at 11AM followed by a graveside service at the Denver Cemetery in Denver, AR at 3:30 PM. A visitation at the funeral home will be held from 2-7 PM on Tuesday, December 9th with family in attendance from 5-7 PM.



Published in Baxter Bulletin from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2014
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