John "Marvin" Nolan, 82, passed away Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) at Riverside Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his family after battling a stroke.
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John was born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Lando, S.C., to Leroy and Lilie (Dixon) Nolan. He graduated from Charlotte Central High School in 1947 and from The Ohio State University in 1994. John married Betty Joan Thrower of Charlotte, N.C., in 1949 and was married for 63 years. John was in sales for more than 50 years and was recognized nationally for his contributions to each company he served. He was the past president of Toast Master's, an avid member of the Y Men's Organization and a Deacon in his church.
John is survived by his wife, Joan Nolan; two sisters, Rebecca Grant and Nancy Nolan; four daughters, Marcia Thompson, Teresa Meilstrup, Cathy Bush and Amy El-Hindi; son, Jon Nolan; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lonnie Nolan, Jerry Nolan and Bill Nolan; and three sisters, Mildred Phillips, Flonnie James and Etta Dulin.
John was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to all.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Gunder Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion. A memorial service celebrating his life and those he touched will be held from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. following the visitation. The Rev. Michael Reynolds will be officiating.
Flowers and memorial donations can be sent and made to Gunder Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. gunderhallandfolk.com
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Nov. 16, 2012