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Marvin D. "Don" Staley

September 19, 1926July 11, 2021
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Marvin D. “Don” Staley, 94 of Huntington passed away on July 11, 2021 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Marvin was a 1945 graduate of Clay City High School in Clay County, Indiana. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1945 – 1947, being stationed in Italy. He worked at Studebaker, Coachman RV, DX/Sunoco/Sun Oil and Pulley-Kellham, retiring in 1990. Marvin was a member of Northview Church of Christ and helped start the church in the mid 1970’s where he served as an Elder and Sunday school teacher. Most recently he was a member of Markle Church of Christ and served as a greeter for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Marvin enjoyed spending time with his buddies at McDonalds in Huntington over the last several years. He liked to fish and enjoyed mowing and working around the house.

Marvin was born on September 19, 1926 in Clay County, Indiana, the son of the late Charles and Hester (Kendall) Staley.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Whittaker on November 24, 1948 in South Bend. Barbara preceded him in death on February 14, 1999.

Survivors include three sons: Bob (Jenny) Staley of Fort Wayne, Jack (Carole) Staley of St. Augustine, FL, Roger (Sheila Christen) Staley of Huntington; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Rex Staley, Manford Staley, Chester Staley and a sister: Magdalena Brandt.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines.

Funeral will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Blake Caley officiating.

Interment will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial donations can be made out to Northview Church of Christ or Markle Church of Christ both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Bob and Jenny Staley, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jack and Carole Staley, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Roger and Sheila Christen Staley, Son and Partner
  • Charles and Hester (Kendall) Staley, Parents (deceased)
  • Barbara Ann (Whittaker) Staley, Wife (Deceased)
  • Rex Staley, Brother (deceased)
  • Manford Staley, Brother (deceased)
  • Chester Staley, Brother (deceased)
  • Magdalena Brandt, Sister (deceased)
  • Seven grandchildren and ten great grandchidlren
  • DONATIONS

  • Northview Church of Christ
  • Markle Church of Christ

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, July 16, 2021

Memories

Marvin D. "Don" Staley

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Richard Gargiulo

July 15, 2021

Dear Staley Family, I'm very sorry for your loss.
I became acquainted with Marvin at McDonald's from about 1997 to 2015. I would bring my autistic friend there for breakfast a couple of times a week. Marvin and Wilmer Fields were always an encouragement to us. They were very kind, uplifting people, and my favorites. They truly were part of the Greatest Generation. You all will be in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Richard Gargiulo
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 5:3

Sheila Briles

July 15, 2021

Marvin was the nicest, kindest and most gentle man I ever knew. He loved the Lord and served in many ways. Thank you Marvin. You will be missed.

John & Carol Schreiber

July 15, 2021

Marvin will be missed. We so enjoyed greeting with him and Roger at MCC. Sincere sympathy to his family.

Walter Bixler

July 14, 2021

I have a lot of fond memories of Don from the years I worked with Don at the Sunoco plant. He was always very kind and gracious when around me and his coworkers. I always enjoyed the times we would meet over donuts and coffee either at the plant or McDonalds.
One of my fondest memories occurred one day at the plant when I would be out mowing and had asked Don to place a tv dinner in the oven for me so that it would be ready when I came in for lunch. He did as I asked and when I pulled my dinner from the oven I had to laugh and had to remind Don to next time REMOVE the dinner from its carton before placing it in the oven. Lunch was good but the package was over-cooked and crunchy.

Dan Berry

July 14, 2021

Always enjoyed talking to Mr. Staley. He was always out fixing something or on his riding lawnmower. Rest in peace my friend.

Dan Berry

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