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Virgil Marcum

Virgil Marcum 84 of Breeden passed away Sunday February 14, 2010 at Logan Regional Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1926 at Breeden. He was the son of the late John and Sadie Wellman Marcum. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife and sweetheart of 55 years Marcella Faye Marcum. Infant sons Virgil Lee and Roger Dale, brothers Lon and John L. Marcum, sister Opal Williamson and son-in-law Gary Ferguson. He was a member of the Freedom United Baptist Church. He was a retired cola miner of 33 years and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Those left to cherish his memories are his daughters Sadie and her husband Quincy Deskins, Harriet and her husband Dr. Jim Gosien and Alberta (Shennie) Ferguson and son Lonnie and his wife Cathy Marcum. 2 sisters Ruth Osburn of N.C. and Eleanor Maynard of Princeton, WV. 5 grandchildren James, V.J., Miranda, Robert and Cody. 7 great grandchildren Joseph, Cameron, Madison Faye, Isaac, Levi, Parker and Bella. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday February 18, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Freedom United Baptist Church on Laurel Creek with Ministers Eddie Hatfield and Lonnie Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Marcum Cemetery at Breeden with Military Garveside Services. Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday February 17, 2010 at the church. Pallbearers will be John Marcum, Roger Davis, James Deskins, V.J. Deskins, Robert Marcum, Cody Gosien, Alton May and Jr. Hannah. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sadie, Harriet, Lonnie and Shennie....What can I say...You know your home was like a second home to me. Your lose is mine too. Losing Dad, Faye and now Virgil...its like pieces of our lives...of us are being taken away. Although, we know this is how God intended it to be...there is a time for all things...I just thank God that we have that promise of meeting them all again one day...and that no matter what....that they would never come back here....they are pain free and finally completely happy and enjoying true life...I love you all.

Tonja McCloud Feb 23 2010 12:00 AM

Harriet I'm so sorry for your loss, My love and prayers are with you and your family....JoAnn

JoAnn Kirkendoll Trowbridge Feb 21 2010 12:00 AM

Virgil will be missed by many. I use to love to go down to the store when I was a little girl. He use to give me candy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Greta, Dimple, & Linda May Feb 21 2010 12:00 AM

I pray God surrounds you with his love and comfort each heart. Virgil will be missed, but we all do have the promise of seeing him again. He's with Faye now and I know she was glad to see him. Who knows, maybe him and Faye and my mom and dad are talking about "old" times. God bless you all! Love and Prayers, Dotty and Johnny

Dotty (Deskins) Bailey Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for your entire family. VJ, Melissa, Joseph, Cameron and Maddy-we love you and wish we could be there with you now. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

Larry & Tonya Ellis Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

Harriet, Shennie, you are like my sisters and I love you dearly. Having gone through the same thing you are going through today just a few months back, I know the pain and the hurt you are feeling in your heart. Just know that your friends are here for you and if you need anything we are here. Virgil was a good man and a good Dad, he will be missed by lots of friends and family. I love you and the rest of the family like my own. May God watch over you all.

Angie Browning Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

A great uncle, one of the best anyone could ask for. Some of my fondest memories as a young boy were spent with you. Whether it was pumping gas, riding a bulldozer, saddling a pony or watching wrestling on t.v. It was always a fun time. I am very glad my own children got to experience a little of it with you as well. Loving Nephew Eddie Maynard

Eddie Maynard Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

You have my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your father. Vickie Wellman

Vickie Wellman Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

Lonnie, Sadie, Harriet, Shennie I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Virgil. I know how much he meant to your family and what a great loss it is for all of you.

Paul Grubb Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM