Marvin R. Jones

Marvin R. Jones

HAGERSTOWN — Marvin Royal Jones, 87, formerly of Mountain Lake Park, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007.

Born Dec. 20, 1919, he was the son of the late Marvin A. Jones and Berthel Roberts Jones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etheline “Bootie” Jones, in 1987; a brother, DeWayne Jones, and a sister, Frances Winkel.

He graduated from Oak Hill High School, Oak Hill, W.Va., in 1937.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a clothing salesman for Storrs-Schaefer Company until 1961, when he became the founder and proprietor of Marvin’s Men’s Wear in Oakland.

While living in Maryland, he was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club, and the Lions Club. He was instrumental in setting up the original Autumn Glory Festival. In 1960, while president of the Southern High School Athletic Boosters Club, he led a campaign to obtain lights for the football field.

He was active in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where he served on many boards and committees, and was Sunday School Superintendent for fifteen years. He was currently a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville.

He love to talk with family and friends, recounting his various adventures of early life and employment in West Virginia.

He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Bob Miller, of Keyser, W.Va., and Jann and Mike Dehus, of Coinjock, N.C; and one son, Jack Jones and wife Connie Margison, of Oakland. He is also survived by eight grandsons, Matthew Miller and wife Tammy, Eric Miller and wife Jamie, and John, Mike, Jacob, Kenton, Patrick, and Robbie Dehus. In addition, he is survived by great-grandchildren Lindsay and Laina Miller, Austin Marcomb and Kaylee Dehus; and one sister, Iris Riley and husband Homer, of Columbus, Ohio.

There will be no viewing.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Oakland, with the Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Kerr officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

David A. Burdock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. Second St., Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.

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