Guy E. Marlin

June 22, 1972January 23, 2013

Guy E. Marlin, Jr., 40, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born June 22, 2972, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at home.

He was “one of a kind”. He was the operator of Marlin’s Industrial Salvage, Inc. He was a wonderful son, father, and friend. He loved to play paintball with his son, Guy; and enjoyed cards with his mom. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Guy M. Marlin, Sr.; and a brother, John Freely.

Surviving are his loving mother, Margaret (Carron) Marlin, of Fairview Heights, Illinois; his son, Guy Austin Marlin, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; his brothers, Thomas W. (Kimberly) Freely, of Belleville, Ill. and Steve (Malinda) Tuomey, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; a sister, Kathy (Kevin) Sweeney, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; his close friend and mother of his son, Terra Johnson; and 17 dogs.

Memorials are appreciated to the donor’s choice. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2013

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April 19, 2013

Dear Guy,
Guy I miss and love you.Sometimes when we go to your grave I think how much I wish I would have hugged and kissed you more.But all I want you to know is how much I Miss you each day. We all miss you. My brother guy misses you that you are gone I wish you were here even more. I am glad that you are where you are cause I know that's where you wanted to be. I love you Guy.

Terra Johnson

April 13, 2013

Guy, there isn't a day that goes by I don't wish you were here and cry. I'm staying strong for our little one for he needs us very bad. Please watch over all of us, especially your mom and Son. They struggle everyday as we miss your loving hugs and comfort, and your funny jokes. you were one of a kind and I can't wait until we meet again in heaven. Oh what a fabulous day.

Debra Cabaness

March 24, 2013

Sympathies to all the family, especially to my cousin Margie. So sorry for your pain, and prayers for you and Little Guys family.

Terra Johnson

March 9, 2013

To anyone who reads this. Im so sorry for our loss. May GOD bless and give you peace. This journey isnt easy. All the support and prayers are much needed. Thanks to all.

Terra Johnson

March 9, 2013

A light for the new path, for when it seems so dark. Remember Guys right behind you carryin you on your way.

terra Johnson

March 9, 2013

To our wonderful son , I just want you to know how very sorry I am. God only took your dad so soon because he couldnt bear to see him suffer anymore on earth. He had a greater plan in heaven for him. Son your dad loved you so much, and is so very proud of you. I know this isnt easy for any of us. He will be greatly missed. We need to wake up and remember the jokes he told us daily and how much he smiled and laughed. How hard he worked each day to make someone else have a better day. How his greatest accomplishment in life was YOU. He is my best friend and I will confide in him still. Hes with us still , he is our angel now. If you look for his signs, you will see. I love you buddy from dad and mom.

Mini Guy Austin Marlin

February 7, 2013

Through this rough time everysingle comments helped me

Guy marlin

February 2, 2013

I was his son i sure do miss him, i wish i could just have one more hug from him, i wish he would've been able to see me grow up and graduate and succeed .

January 31, 2013

God Bless.


January 30, 2013

I spent time with Guy on and off since i was 11 years old. He always was kind to me. He was quite helpful escorting my family through the V.P. Fair crowds. It was like having a personal body guard I imagine. I knew him as bold, cheerful and free-spirited. He had an off-color humor. Most times I would laugh, other times...just shake my head and ask him to stop it. Even when I knew he was telling "tall-tales" it didn't keep me from liking him. I rather spend time with Guy, than any of the arrogant people in this world. Last week I rolled my eyes and said how my Daughter had "caught" his laugh. I really didn't mind though because Guy had a wonderful laugh! Now, I hope she doesn't loose it. I told Guy how I prayed for 45 minutes one night and the Holy Spirit healed my leg... how warm and alarming it was. He believed me. He trusted me. I am thankful for his life and feel peace that we talked about God several times before. No one is perfect and life is distracting. Our real treasure is the treasure of eternal life with our Heavenly Father. It is not a fairy-tale! I am praying for you little Guy...