John Mervin Marsh, Jr. was born to Mervin Sr. and Agnes Marsh in Weeks Island, LA, on August 19, 1929. He married Barbara Sennette. The couple would have celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, January 31st.
John retired as Business Agent from ILA Local #1504. He was active at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and participated in many local Civic and Community Organizations.
In 2006, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). After a stay at the Traymore Rehab Nursing Facility in Dallas, he was placed on hospice on January 17th. He passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter one week later.
“Slack” is preceded in death by his parents Mervin, Sr. and Terry Marsh, Lumis and Agnes Beyonce and one brother: Andre Marsh.
He leaves to mourn him – his faithful wife of 64 years, Barbara Sennette Marsh, six children, twelve grandchildren, 16 equally treasured great-grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers and countless nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends who were blessed to know him.
HIS LEGACY: He Found his God , He Married Well , He Loved his Family! We will Miss Him!
A wake service will be held on Friday, February 3rd, from 6 –8:00 P.M., and the Celebration Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Both will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1420 31ST, Galveston, TX. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made in Mervin’s name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute: Att: Dr. Paul Richardson, 450 Brookline Ave, Suite MM228, Boston, MA 02215.