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Obituary: Marvin Thomas Strawn


Marvin Thomas Strawn, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday Oct. 12  at the age of 87. Thomas was born on Oct. 31,1935, in Graysonia, Ark., to the late Marvin and Leona Strawn. He was a member of First Christian Church of Murfreesboro, Ark., and was a retired Facility Manager for the Corps of Engineers.

Thomas was married to Carol, the love of his life on June 21,1977. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. They were blessed with the joy of raising their son, Brent, and helping raise their grandson, Dillon, who brought them endless pride and happiness.

He  loved nature, being outdoors and spending time with his children and grandchildren. His favorite hobbies included traveling, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles with family and friends.

Thomas  will be lovingly remembered for his warm heart, kind spirit, and unwavering love for his family. His gentle nature and infectious smile touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will forever be cherished by his family and a host of extended family and friends.

Survivors include: Carol Strawn, wife of 46 years; sister, Betty Eastlick of Montague, Calif.; son, Brent Strawn (Angie) of Murfreesboro; grandson, Dillon Strawn (Katlyn) of Murfreesboro; two granddaughters, Madison Stout (D.C.) of  Pocola, Okla., & Kelsi Frachiseur (Garrett) of Murfreesboro;  seven great-grandchildren, Kash Thomas and Khloe Strawn; Harper and Josie Stout; Henley, Gatlin and Mabrie Frachiseur; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate Thomas’s  life will be held at the First Christian Church of Murfreesboro,with Brian Doyle officiating on Monday Oct. 16, 2023, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Murfreesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro on Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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