Marvin Lewis Jennings, 75, of Draper died Thursday morning May 28, 2009 in the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born in Draper on November 12, 1933 and was the first born of Edwin Lewis "Buster" Jennings and Edna Dalton Jennings. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Jane Jennings, Mary Helen Newton and Linda LaRue. He was a former employee of Klopman Mills and he enjoyed flying model airplanes, wood working and was a community volunteer. He served in the Army in Korea and he was retired as a government contractor for the Navy. Marvin was a giving man, giving his time and talent to his family and community. He was so much to so many including teacher, advisor, confidant and father figure to his family and nieces and nephews. His memory will never be forgotten but will live forever inside the hearts of all the lives he touched. He attended the Draper United Methodist Church. Surviving are: sister & brother-in-law Peggy & Kenneth Bess; brother and sister-in-law Bobby & Shelby Jennings; nieces & nephews & spouses Debbie B. & Dale Wilson, J.R. & Linda Flitchum, Susie & Jim McGuire, Randy Flitchum, Cindy & Robert Eastwood, Keith & Carla Newton, Rocky LaRue, Lance & Heather LaRue, Paula Flitchum, many great-nieces & great-nephews, many great-great-nieces & great-great-nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brian Wyke officiating. Burial will follow in the Draper Cemetery with Pulaski VFW Post #1184 conducting the military graveside rites. Visiting was held Saturday from the funeral home where the family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The family wishes that memorials be made to the Draper United Methodist Church, 3080 Greenbriar Road, Draper, Va. 24324. The family will be meeting at the residence of the sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Ken Bess, 2820 Brown Road, Draper.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.