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09/01/1928 — 08/20/2019
From Richland, WA | Born in Govan, WA
Joseph Ray Marcum
Sept. 1, 1928 – Aug. 20, 2019
Joseph Ray (Joe) Marcum was born September 1, 1928 on Govan,
WA to parent Roy Allen Marcum and Sadie Elizabeth (Strickert) Marcum. Joe was
the eldest of 11 children. He attended all 12 years of schooling at Almira, WA and graduating in 1946.
In 1948 he met and married Dorla Conner at Coulee Dam, WA
and remained married for 56 years in to her death in 2004.
Their first child, Lonnie was born in 1949, followed by John
in 1951, Linda in 1953, Rodney in 1955, Cheryl in 1957, Joseph in 1959, Deana
in 1964, and Kelly in 1971.
Their early years were spent following Dam construction
where he was a pile driver. After a disabling auto accident in 1965, they
settled in the Tri-City area until mom’s death in 2004.
Dad lived with his oldest son, Lonnie and his wife Janet for
4 years before moving to Montana to live with his oldest daughter, Linda and
her husband Mickey where they remained for 7 more years. Upon Mickey’s
retirement they all moved back to Richland where he remained until his passing
at Linda’s home in the company of several family members.
Joe is survived by his children, Lonnie (Janet) Marcum if
Kennewick, WA, John (Pat) Marcum of Connell, WA, Linda (Mickey) O’Conner of
Richland, WA, Cheryl (Jim) O’Donnell of Kennewick, WA, Joseph Marcum of Eugene,
OR, Deana O’Quist of Pasco, WA and Kelly (Mikel) Young of Werner-Robbins, GA.
Joe is also survived by his sister, Clara (Harvey) Coffman-Wilburah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Sadie
Marcum, wife Dorla Marcum, five brothers, George, Gene, Kenny, Jimmy, Howard
and his four sisters, Charlotte Bauman, Thelma Marshall, Bertha Brown and
An Inurnment Graveside will take place on Saturday, August
24, 2019 at 3:00pm at Sunset Gardesn, 915 ByPass Hwy in Richland, WA.