TIPP CITY - Maurice Jonathon Markley, 87, of Tipp City, formerly of Christiansburg, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the Springmeade Health Center, Tipp City.
Born on June 9, 1925 in Casstown, Maurice was a son of the late Harvey Kenton and Nellie (Shell) Markley. Maurice is survived by two children, a daughter, Pam (Bob) Hoey of Christiansburg and a son, Kent (Kelly) Markley of Troy; six grandchildren, Chad (Kathleen) Hoey of Lafayette, Ind., Chasity Oburn of Christiansburg, Bryce Markley of Ashland, Ky., Ely Markley of Fairborn, Layne Markley of St. Paris and Sophia Markley of Troy; four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Brantlee Oburn and Rebeccah and Sarah Hoey; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Maurice attended high school at Casstown from 1941 to 1944. He was inducted into the U.S. Army before graduation and served in World War II from March 29, 1944 until May 30, 1946. He received his high school diploma many years later in a special service for veterans held at Miami East High School. Maurice was a member of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church and a retired member of the Christiansburg Fire Company. He retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., Troy, in 1986. He loved restoring John Deere tractors and spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Mark Atterholt presiding. Burial will follow in the Casstown Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with fire department services by the Christiansburg Fire Company at 5 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Fire Company, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, Ohio 45389. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 31, 2012