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OBITUARY

Marion Farrar McDearmon II

April 12, 1951August 13, 2019
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Marion Farrar McDearmon II, 68, a lifelong resident of Amherst, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Born on April 12, 1951, he was the son of the late James Bernard McDearmon, Sr., and Louise Thurmond McDearmon. His brother, James Bernard McDearmon, Jr., predeceased him earlier this year. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Black McDearmon; his children, Benjamin Farrar McDearmon and his wife, Julie, of Washington, D.C., and Margaret Elaine McDearmon of Richmond; his sister, Virginia McDearmon Ellis and her husband, Robert, of Wilmington, North Carolina; and sister-in-law, Patti McDearmon, of Greensboro, North Carolina. He is also survived by five nephews and one niece.

Marion was a graduate of Amherst County High School, and a proud member of its highest-achieving basketball team, which reached the state semi-finals in 1969. He also was a graduate of Virginia Tech, class of 1973. From the time of his college graduation until his retirement in 2011, he was affiliated with the enterprise that ultimately became Greif Inc., starting with the actual building process of the Virginia Fibre Corporation.

Marion loved the family farm where he returned after college and raised cattle. A gentle, quiet man, he had an appreciation for all living things. But his greatest joy was watching his children grow. He was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild in November.

The family invites friends to a reception at Amherst Baptist Church, 226 Lexington Highway (Rt. 60 W), on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be private family service at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are encouraged to consider St. Jude’s, Gleaning for the World, or a charity of choice.

  • FAMILY

  • James Bernard McDearmon, Father (deceased)
  • Louise Thurmond McDearmon, Mother (deceased)
  • James McDearmon Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Black McDearmon, Wife
  • Margaret McDearmon, Daughter
  • Benjamin McDearmon, Son
  • Julie McDearmon, Daughter-in-law
  • Virginia Ellis, Sister
  • Robert Ellis, Brother-in-law

Services

  • Reception Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Joe Stinnett

August 17, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Nancy, Ginger and families. The McDearmon family has always had a special place in our hearts and I have many fond memories of Mac and Louise as well as Marion and Jimmy of course. My dad used to love to talk about Marion toddling around the printing office at age 2 or 3 and repeating in his already-deep voice a random curse word he’d heard Dad let slip. Marion was a great guy and will be deeply missed by not only his family but also his many friends.

Angie Cash

August 15, 2019

Im so sorry for your loss. Marion was always smiling. And would help anyone .worked at Greif/va.fibre. at one time with him. With deepest sympathy angie cash

Jenny Campbell

August 15, 2019

So sorry to hear about Mr Mac's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I know he is no longer suffering but he will be missed. ❤❤

Elaine Godsey Freim

August 15, 2019

My sincerest condolences . I hope that many happy memories and knowing Marion is with the angels will bring you peace.

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Biography

Marion Farrar McDearmon II, 68, a lifelong resident of Amherst, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Born on April 12, 1951, he was the son of the late James Bernard McDearmon, Sr., and Louise Thurmond McDearmon. His brother, James Bernard McDearmon, Jr., predeceased him earlier this year. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Black McDearmon; his children, Benjamin Farrar McDearmon and his wife, Julie, of Washington, D.C., and Margaret Elaine McDearmon of Richmond; his sister, Virginia McDearmon Ellis and her husband, Robert, of Wilmington, North Carolina; and sister-in-law, Patti McDearmon, of Greensboro, North Carolina. He is also survived by five nephews and one niece.

Marion was a graduate of Amherst County High School, and a proud member of its highest-achieving basketball team, which reached the state semi-finals in 1969. He also was a graduate of Virginia Tech, class of 1973. From the time of his college graduation until his retirement in 2011, he was affiliated with the enterprise that ultimately became Greif Inc., starting with the actual building process of the Virginia Fibre Corporation.

Marion loved the family farm where he returned after college and raised cattle. A gentle, quiet man, he had an appreciation for all living things. But his greatest joy was watching his children grow. He was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild in November.

The family invites friends to a reception at Amherst Baptist Church, 226 Lexington Highway (Rt. 60 W), on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be private family service at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are encouraged to consider St. Jude’s, Gleaning for the World, or a charity of choice.