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March 25, 1924 - November 5, 2018

Burial Date: November 10, 2018

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 12:30 PM.

Marvin Buren Dorsey, Jr

Marvin Buren Dorsey, Jr of Beckley, WV died November 5, 2018. Arrangements have been made with Melton Mortuary of Beckley, WV. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 12:30 PM.

Marvin was born in Nallan, WV on 3/25/24. He was the son of Nellie Lee (Hoke) and Marvin Buren Dorsey, Sr. He is survived by his wife M Ruth (Eckenrode Snead), sister Nina Fannin, son Charles Dorsey (Raye Ann), daughter Linda Davis (Larry), and step children, Dan Snead (Jessica Sharp), Tina Keshishian (Melvyn), Michael Snead (Nancy), Rise Webb’ (Rondey) and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Loretta Anne (Grimes), and brother David Augustus.

Marvin was a WW2 Army Veteran . He served in the European Theater from The Normandy Invasion to the Battle of the Bulge. After returning from the war he was a mechanic. He and his first wife Anne eventually settled in Melbourne, Fl., where he attended Florida State University. He retired after 25 years of teaching for the Brevard County School System. Marvin was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, The Knights of Columbus, The VFW and The American Legion. He was an avid WVU fan. He enjoyed gardening and talking about history and current events. He especially was fond of his time he spent at the VA Adult Day Care Center and the friendships kindled there.

The family would like to thank the VA Hospital, Beckley, WV, Dr. Boyd, The Bower’s House, Visiting Angel’s and caretakers Nancy, Linda, Delores, Susie and Alicia, and special friend & caretaker Harry for the excellent care he received.

Donations of Sympathy can be made to Disabled American Veterans, Alzheimer’s Foundation, American Cancer Society or The Bower’s House of Beckley, WV.