Marvin E. Carlisle, 88, Marion, passed away at 10:32 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Marion General Hospital. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on Thursday, November 3, 1932, to Jesse J. and Gertrude (Schuitema) Carlisle. On May 30, 1953, he married Betty L. Timberman, who survives.
Marvin graduated from Muskegon High School and served in the United States Army for approximately 2 years during the Korean Conflict. He went on to graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University, then Marion College, with a B.S. in Elementary Education and then from Ball State University with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Marvin taught elementary school for 29 years in West and East Schools in Gas City.
He was an active member of Gideon's International for many years. He also was a faithful member of Brookhaven Wesleyan Church where he served as youth group leader, Sunday School teacher, president of the Wesleyan Men's Group, trustee, and prayer meeting and senior adults director over the years. He and Betty traveled in all 48 continental states by auto and train. Marvin enjoyed wood-crafting, fishing, gardening, reading, model trains, lighthouses, and traveling.
Along with his loving wife of 68 years, Marvin is survived by his daughter, Janine Colyer; son, Tim Carlisle; brother, Bernard (Susan) Carlisle; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Gertrude Carlisle, Sr.; son, Philip Carlisle; 8 brothers; a sister; and 7 sisters-in-law.
The family will receive visitors from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Brookhaven Wesleyan Church, 2960 E. 38th St., Marion, IN 46953.
Immediately following the time of visitation, a service to celebrate Marvin's life will begin at 12:30 pm with Pastor Joel Gearhart officiating. Burial will take place at Marion National Cemetery at 2:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the church.
Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.