Marvin L. Vannatta
November 13, 1933 ‒ October 06, 2015
Marvin L. Vannatta, age 81, of Howard passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born November 13, 1933 in Mount Vernon to the late Wayne and Blanche (Hess) Vannatta.
Marvin served in the National Guard and retired from the guard in 1978 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He also worked for Columbia Gas and retired with 41 years of service. He was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the Mount Zion Lodge #9 F. & A.M., the Baldwin Shrine, Fraternal Order of Eagles #760, Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555 and the Fraternal Order of Elks in Athens. Marvin enjoyed country music, fishing and he especially loved to spend time with his family.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley T. (Tier) Vannatta; his daughters, Sheri (Tom) Fitz of Powell, Shelly Fitzpatrick of Powell and Mindy Moore of Worthington; grandchildren, Stephanie (Josh) Headings, Tiffany (Josh) Miller, Aly Moore, Jacob Moore, Jules Moore and Shae Fitzpatrick; great grandchildren, Riley and Blakely Miller; sisters, Janet (Kurt) Riessler of Tennessee and Jeneal Burrows of Mount Vernon; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 1p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. A Masonic memorial service will follow the visitation on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice in Marvin’s memory.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family Marvin L. Vannatta.