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Don C. Marler

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Don C. Marler

Services for Don C. Marler will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the chapel of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 5, 2016 and resume from 8:30 A.M. until time of service on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the funeral home.

Don C. Marler, 82, of Pineville, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the VA Hospital.

Don is preceded in death by parents, Grayson and Bertha Marler; son, Craig Marler; brother, Vernon Marler.

Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a "Frogman," now known as the US Navy Seals. He was a noted historian of Louisiana and East Texas having authored several historical books. Don worked as a psychiatric social worker with the VA Hospital, MHMRA, as well as, developing living centers for the developmentally disabled. He was also the former director of the Jean Lafitte society in Galveston, TX. Additionally, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, history and entrepreneurial activities.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sybil M. Marler of Pineville, LA.; son, Forrest Z. Marler and wife, Virginia, of Temple, TX.; 2 brothers, Rev. O.C. Marler and wife, Joan, of Grays Court, South Carolina and Troy Marler and Carmen Wainwright of Montgomery, TX. along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers honored to serve include Craig Hudson, Calvin Hudson, Brent Davidson, Mike Rasor, Marc Masterson, and Jeff Stroud.

The Marler Family would like to thank the staff of Marigold Place and the VA Hospital for the exceptional care they gave Don.

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Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 4, 2016
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