Sidney Mack Marion

Published 11:56 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mr. Sidney Mack Marion, 83, of Jacksonville, died on Nov. 8, 2017 in Onslow County.

Mr. Marion was born in Surry County on Nov. 3, 1934 the son of the late Sidney Sherman and Nora Hunt Marion. Mr. Marion graduated from Shoals High School, and in 1955 joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served with distinction for more than 30 years. He earned numerous commendations and was awarded E-9 Master Gunnery Sgt. rank.

Survivors: his wife, Barbara Joan Jackson Marion; a son, Randall Lane Marion of Jacksonville; a daughter-in-law, Pam Marion of Springdale, Ark.; 2 granddaughters, Trista and Janine Marion of Springdale; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister, Violet Marion Simmons of Rural Hall; a brother-in-law, Mickey Jackson of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, June Marion Hicks, Gertrude Marion Allen, Roxie Marion Shaffer, and Nina Marion Cook and 4 brothers, Charlie D. Marion, H. Dean Marion, Donald Lee Marion and Nathaniel Sherman Marion.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Fairview United Methodist Church in Shoals, with Brother Don Collins officiating. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home; however friends may visit at the home of Joel and Teresa Marion 1807 Shoals Road, Pinnacle, prior to and following the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain Memorial Honor Guard.

Memorials: Fairview UMC Cemetery Fund, 3692 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle, 27043.