Marvin Ray Usry Sr.
December 5, 1929 – September 7, 2018
Services for Marvin R Usry Sr., 88, of Canton, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Dr. Eddy Johnson, Bro. Brian McWhorter and Bro. Jerry Weems officiating.
He passed away September 7, 2018 at his home in Canton.
He was born December 5, 1929, In Old Glory, TX to Thomas Oliver Usry and Virginia May Usry Weems.
He was a dedicated Christian man and a faithful member of Wildwood Baptist Church for 40 plus years and had a special passion for the Bearing Precious Seed ministry through their church. He worked in their shop helping print bibles for distribution throughout the world until well into his late 80’s.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea from 1951-1953. He retired from the Carpenter’s Local Chapter 198, and enjoyed many years after working on the family farm with his cattle and also loved building bird houses. One of his proudest accomplishments in life were his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Earlene Usry: parents, Thomas Oliver Usry and Virginia May Usry Weems, son, Ricky Ray; brother, Dwain Weems; and sister, Margaret Quillan.
He is survived by his daughter, Vera Massey of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky Robertson and Doug Hollcroft of Canton; son, Marvin Usry Jr. of Canton; daughter, Gloria J Stephens of Rockwall; sister, Mary Jo Sherrod of Farmersville; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry & Peggy Weems of McKinney; brother and sister-in-law, Don & Blanche Weems of Howe; brother and sister-in-law, David & Karen Weems of Frisco; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Marvin's grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers: Chad Massey, Rachael Green Reese, Bobby Olen Slagle, Jacob Usry, Chris Massey, Alli Green, Ben Usry and Tyler Robertson.
Interment will be at Haven of Memories in Canton, TX.
- Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
- Funeral Thursday, September 13, 2018
Marvin Ray Usry Sr.
September 12, 2018
I just would like to say Thank You ! Thank you for loving me and taking me to chuch...he and his family would pick my siblings and myself up on Sundays and Head to Walnut Springs . ( that's where I accepted Jesus into my heart). We would pile up in his car sitting in laps. ( you could back then) we would talk about Jesus, sing... And just have a good time.
Oh the memories....i will truly miss this Man of God....he was a blessing to so many people. And he will be missed!