Marvin Lee Mink
April 5, 1930 – December 8, 2011
MINK, Marvin Lee, TSgt. Ret., 81, a resident of Prattville, AL, and a native of Ewing, VA passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Melda Mink, one brother Herman Mink, and son Rickie Lee Mink. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of sixty one years, Becky Mink; two children Mike (Vivian) Mink, Vinton, VA; Susie (David) Burns, Ringgold, GA; daughter-in-law, LaDonna Mink, Montgomery, AL; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, who all loved their Papaw. Two brothers, J.B. Mink, LaFollete, TN; Wayne Mink, Maryland; one sister, Velma (Bill) Simpson, Harrogate, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Marvin served his country in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired after twenty years of service. Marvin later worked for and then retired from Hudson-Thompson in Montgomery, AL., and spent his retirement fishing, working in his yard and being a Papaw. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Marvin Lee Mink
December 31, 2011
Becky, & Family
You're not going to remember me, but I'm a first cousin of Marvins. My dad was Jim Mink (Uncle Joe's brother). I believe it was JB that we somehow got the news of Marvin's death. My brother Jimmie found the obit online and e-mailed it to the rest of the family. I don't believe I had seen Marvin for at least 50+ years. We all migrated and ended up in Northern Illinois. When Uncle Joe and Melda were both alive, we always saw them when we went back south. And we also got to meet and know Hazel.
Don't know if Marvin ever spoke of him but there is one of the Mink's still alive..........He is Uncle Calvin, and is the baby of the family. He's 87 and lives in Ohio.
I have to tell you the one thing I remember about Marvin..........one of the times we were all together....one of the small kids was eating a donut, and I remember him telling them that if they didn't eat the hole, they wouldn't get fat.
Let me leave you with this, I can't remember where I read it......
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal...........LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. The pictures sure brought back a lot of memories. Thinking of you and your family.....Dian (Mink) Campbell (Rockton, IL)
David and Lydia Babb
December 10, 2011
Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace as only He can. We love you!