TAYLORVILLE, IL - Marvin Phares, 92, died at 12:20 a.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.
He was born March 27, 1921, in Taylorville, the son of Henry Otis and Edna Belle Montgomery Phares. On April 14, 1944, he married Geneva A. Boils in Miami Beach, Fla. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1994. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Marvin was a member of Operating Engineers Local 965 where he served as Secretary/Treasurer for 13 years. He retired in 1983. He had been a member of the Elks Club and was an avid golfer and former member and board member of the Taylorville Country Club.
Surviving are his daughter, Judy Boger and husband, Larry, of Springfield; three grandchildren, Tami Carver and husband, Charlie, of Dawson, Arik Martin, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Adam Martin, of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Patton and husband Cpl. Gerad (U.S.M.C.), of New Haven, N.C., and Tanner Davis and Benjamin Carver, both of Dawson. There are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Lynda Martin, and brothers and sisters, Delbert Phares, Howard Phares, Orrin Phares, Floyd Phares, Byron Phares, Rex Phares, Homer Phares, Lucille Mitchelson, and Lillian Winn.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, with Rev. Charles C. Carver officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, 100 W. Franklin, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.