“I remember Mr. Small around the time he first came to the area, he would cycle in the subdivision where his family lived and I worked. He would wave and always had a smile. My family always enjoyed seeing him in the Christmas Parades. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
“It was an honour to meet Mr. Small. He always had a warm smile & it was always a pleasure to talk with him as he shared his stories. He always showed a good spirit. He will be truly missed, may he rest in peace. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
“Marvin was truly a unique man. He was always a pleasure to see when he came for his appointments @ the VA clinic here in College Station. We have missed his smiling face but know he is resting peacefully now.
“Met Marvin maybe two years ago at Fitness Dome. It was the only time we talked, but I have not forgotten our conversation. I urged him to write a memoir, but he shrugged me off with a good-natured response along the lines of, "I'm not that interesting." Good man, long and interesting life with fascinating experiences.
“Marvin was always quick with a smile and warm hug ... I felt God's spirit living through him. What a privilege to have known him.
“Marvin made a lot of people happy that he didn't even know..like the people watching him in the parades. We enjoyed all of his stories cycling, flying whatever and seeing him in the choir at Christ UMC. He also made my day at Crestview while I volunteered. He really enjoyed riding with his daughter on their bikes..he told stories about them often. Marvin was a very Godly man and is missed already. Linda and Jack Teague
“Marvin was a unique, caring, principled man who contributed to his country,family,and community in ways few people can. When God made Marvin, He threw away the mold.It was privilige to know him.
“Marvin was an amazing man, and I am grateful that I got to know him and that his family is such an important part of my life. I like to think that he and my mom and dad are all fighting to get a word in edgewise as they trade stories!
“My family never knew his name but we all loved and waited to see him in the parade.we will miss him.
Marvin Brindley Small, Jr., age 90, of College Station, died peacefully on Father's Day, June 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life will be held 11a.m. Saturday, July 6 at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas. Interment will be at The Memorial...Read More