M.L. Marcum, 93, of Oneida, passed away December 25, 2012, in Knoxville.
Born in Scott County, January 3, 1919, he was the last surviving child of 11 children born in Scott County to the late Marion and Kizzie Keeton Marcum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Stanfill Marcum; sisters: Vona Stults, Etta Stanfill, and Rotella Judy; and brothers: Gilbert, George, Ezra, Gason, Burg, Woodrow, and Willard Marcum.
He became a child of Christ in 1951, and was a faithful member and deacon at Black Oak Baptist Church, and was a former deacon at Pine Creek Baptist Church. He was a life-long resident of Scott County, except for six years when he served with the United States Army during World War II. He was a decorated soldier, having served in several campaigns in North Africa, Italy, and Germany. He was a retired plumber and electrician; and was active in farming and gardening until his passing.
He is survived by his sons: Mearle Lynn Marcum of Oneida, and Larry Calvin Marcum and wife, Patricia, of College Grove, Tenn.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, special great-nephew and farming buddy, Junior Terry; special friends: Dottie Marcum, Marsha Creekmore, Edith Jarrett, and Ruthie Terry; numerous nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted December 28, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Kyle Keeton, Robert King, and Bro. Keith Marcum officiating. Interment followed at Marcum-Kidd Cemetery with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.
West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.