John W. Marcum VIRGINIA BEACH - Navy SEAL Senior Chief Petty Officer John "Dusty" Wayne Marcum, 34, of the 2400 block of Colony Drive, died Sept. 11, 2008, while serving his country in Afghanistan. His awards include a Silver Star and four Bronze Star medals for combat valor. John was born Sept. 25, 1973, in Flushing, Mich., to Wayne and Luellen Marcum. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cindy Marcum and daughter, Madison and stepdaughters, Tyler and Jade Dobbins, all of Virginia Beach; "Mom and Dad," Charles and Regina Hall; two brothers-in-law, Troy and Dustin Hall; sister, Kaylee Pirle and husband Dave and their children, Grace and Carter; a nephew, Troy Boo Hall; granddaughter, Ayden Danielle Davison; and his SEAL team warrior brothers. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John Wayne Marcum Fund at Navy Federal Credit Union. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 17, 2008