SFC Marion Ray Larkins
November 8, 1940 – June 25, 2020
SFC Marion Ray Larkins, age 79, of San Diego, California passed away on Thursday June 25, 2020. Marion was born November 8, 1940 to Pearl Larkins and James Larkins.
Marion is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Mililani Larkins; daughter Teresa Larkins of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter Kathy Stigger (Michael) of Indianapolis, Indiana; son Marion Ray Larkins Jr. (Randy) of Clearwater, Florida; daughter Denise Coons of San Diego, California; daughter Kimberly Coons of San Diego, California; and daughter Monica Larkins of San Diego, California; sister Alice Larkins-Simmons of Indianapolis, Indiana, sister Barbara Gammon (Reginald) of Indianapolis, Indiana, sister Mary Malone of Indianapolis, Indiana, brother John Larkins (Sharon) of Atlanta, Georgia and sister Debra Green of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Marion was preceded in death by; father James Larkins and mother Pearl Larkins; brother Stanley Larkins; sister Margaret Blakely; brother James Larkins and brother Willy Larkins.
A committal service for Marion will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA 92122. A burial will occur at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr, San Diego, California 92122-5337.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elcajonmortuary.com for the Larkins family.
- Betty Jane Mililani Larkins, Wife
- Teresa Larkins, Daughter
- Kathy Stigger (Michael), Daughter
- Marion Ray Larkins Jr. (Randy), Son
- Denise Coons, Daughter
- Kimberly Coons, Daughter
- Monica Larkins, Daughter
- James Larkins, Father (deceased)
- Pearl Larkins, Mother (deceased)
- Alice Larkins-Simmons, Sister
- Barbara Gammon (Reginald), Sister
- Mary Malone, Sister
- John Larkins (Sharon), Brother
- Debra Green, Sister
- Stanley Larkins, Brother (deceased)
- Margaret Blakely, Sister (deceased)
- James Larkins, Brother (deceased)
- Willy Larkins, Brother (deceased)
- Marion is survived by 7 grandchildren
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
SFC Marion Ray Larkins
July 11, 2020
To the Larkins Family. On behalf of the Retired Signal Soldiers Association (Fort Bragg, NC) we send our condolences on the passing of our member SFC (R) Marion Ray Larkins. Larkins as I always called him was my supply sergeant when he was assigned to Co A, 141 Signal Battalion. (Ansbach, Germany) We had many good times together on Saturdays going Volks Marching and enjoying family activities. A few years ago when I was in Fishers, In, visiting my daughter he was home in Indy and we spent a few hours talking about those good old days. Larkins RIH and you will not be forgotten. Betty and Family we will keep you in our prayers. Your friend forever SGM (R) John A. Hill.
July 7, 2020
Dear Betty and family,
I was so sorry to learn of Marion’s passing. I remember how happy he was when I replaced him at 141. He had been doing my job in addition to his and he was happy to get rid of one. I remember how we teased him when we found out you were pregnant with Monica. He would blush, and try to change the subject.
A couple of my guys started calling him George Jefferson, because of the way he would hop around. Even the Sergeant Major started calling him that. I am sorry we did not get together before he left, but some things are just meant to be.
Marion was one of the people I served with that I don’t have any memory of him getting angry or causing a problem for anybody. Not something I can say about a lot of people.
Again please accept our sincerest condolences, miss you and hope all are well.
Dave and Jean Lamb
1469 Chambers Dr.
O’fallon, MO 63366
July 7, 2020
To The Family, "MY FAMILY." May THE MOST HIGH CREATOR OF ALL THINGS give you comfort, peace, strength and endurance in this time of sorrow. May we come together to celebrate and rejoice " My" Grandfathers life and Legacy. He paved the way for his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. THEIR IS A WARRIOR AND HERO THAT WILL ALWAYS LIVE AMONG US. TO MY FAMILY I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY ❤. TO MY GRANDFATHER THIS IS NOT THE END BUT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NEW LIFE. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN GRANDPA. LOVE YOU FOREVER, TINY ❤
July 6, 2020
Grandpa, words cannot express the hurt and pain I feel of loosing you. I feel weak, abandoned and torn apart. I still hear your voice saying "Hi Tiny how are you and the girls," but your not their. It hurts because your great-grandaughters will never know what an amazing hero you are. You are strong, you are a survivor, YOU FOUGHT A GREAT FIGHT, all the way to the end. The sickness didn't beat you but you beat it when you let THE MOST HIGH fight your battle. I will miss you forever and you will always be in my ❤ heart. May we carry out your legacy of who you are and what you stand for. Like I told you before and I'm telling you again, Grandpa your just not a soilder but your a warrior. Soldiers have to be trained but warriors are always ready and you were ready to move to something greater than you and I. We're you are is were we all want to be. Love You Forever, Your Grand-daughter Tiny!