ROSSBURG - Marvin H. Lenker, age 79, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away on Feb. 12, 2013, at 11:43 p.m. at Heartland of Greenville.
He was born on April 22, 1933, in Rossburg, Ohio, to the late Gerald and Ruth (DeWeese) Lenker.
He is survived by his wife, Carol ( Culver) Lenker; children, Betty (Edward) O'Shea, Ron and Dan Drish, Brenda (Les) Gibson, Barbara Pruit and friend Jim, Shirley Coby (Allan) Phillippi, Kathy (Ron) Widener, Jackie (Dane) Whittington, Janice (Danny) Vie, Mary Culver, Joyce (Dale) Lyme, and Mike (Heidee) Culver; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Hannah Mae) Lenker, Robert (Marcia) Lenker and David Lenker; sisters, Mary (Don) Richey, Geraldine (Lowell) Threewits, Naoma (Jay) Voke; brother-in-law, Melvin Gehron; sisters-in-law, Ester and Ann; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Rose) Lenker; second wife, Mary (Strait) Coby Lenker; and brothers, Joe and Paul Lenker.
He was a farmer, worked as an EMT at Ansonia Rescue, owner and operated of OH Farm Services and L & Z Mowers. Marvin and Carol Delivered RV's together while traveling all over. He was a member of the United States Army serving in World War II and the Greenville Missionary Church, as well as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
There will be a service held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Missionary Church, 1110 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Missionary Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com