DOBSON — Mr. David Raymond Marion, 85, of Dobson, passed away on July 28, 2013. He was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Carroll County, Va., to the late George Washington Marion and Dorothy Florence Carico Gwyn. He was an employee at Chrysler Corporation, where he served as the union president for United Auto Workers Local 1183. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Washington Marion and Dorothy Florence Gywn; his wife, Dixie E. Marion; and three brothers, Charlie Gwyn, Jerry Thomas Gwyn and Glen Gwyn. He is survived by two daughters, Diana Funk and special friend, Ron Houk, and Blenda and Bart Arbothnot; two sons, Kenny Marion and David Wayne Marion; one stepson, Tony Davis; one stepdaughter, Sandy Doles; two sisters, Shirley Wilson and Linda Kirkman; two brothers, James Gwyn and Junior Gwyn; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at Fairview Church on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. with ministers Sam Holder and Chris McMillian officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Church Cemetery. Following the service, a celebration of life will take place at the home of Diana Funk, 132 Eagle Ridge Lane, Galax, VA 24333, after the interment. Floral tributes will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery Fund, 3543 Skyline Hwy, Galax, VA 24333. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (www.coxneedham.com, www.facebook.com/coxneedham) is respectfully serving the Marion family.