Charles W. Marcum Jr., of rural Salem, formerly of Sweet Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Rev. James R. West will officiate. Doug Hodges and Steve Perry will provide the music "In the Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "If You Knew." Pallbearers will be Don Prindle, Glen Steinkuhler, Donnie Koch, Elvin Underwood, Billy Joe Lemmons and Dennis Krause. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Burial with military rites will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the Sweet Springs Park Board.
Born May 15, 1918, in Longwood, he was the son of the late Charles W. Marcum Sr. and Nancy Matilda Racy Marcum. On Oct. 7, 1944, he married Juanita Hickerson, who preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1999. He was a 1937 graduate of Blackwater High School. He had lived in Blackwater and Sweet Springs most of his life. He was a member of First Christian Church in Sweet Springs. He was a clerk and mail carrier in Sweet Springs and retired as postmaster of Emma in 1981 after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a 49-year member of Sweet Springs American Legion Post 279.
Survivors include one son, Larry Marcum of rural Salem; one daughter, Nancy Fleetwood of rural Salem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.