Marvin Leon McIver Jr. age 78 formerly of 500 Dudley Street, Sanford NC
transitioned into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at UNC Hospice
Home, Pittsboro, NC.
Marvin was born June 20, 1941 to the late Marvin McIver, Sr. and Therecie
McMillian McIver. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma McIver
and his second wife, Darlene Beasley McIver.
Following graduation from W. B. Wicker School, Marvin joined the US Army in
1959 and served during the Vietnam war. He received many distinguished awards
while serving his tours of duty in Germany and numerous army bases in the States.
Marvin proudly served his country for 16 years. After his discharge from the
Army, he attended Central Carolina Technical College and earned an Associate of
Applied Science Degree in 1984. He worked various construction jobs.
Leon, as he was called by his family, was saved at an early age and attended Fair
Promise A.M.E. Zion Church. Leon’s mode of transportation in his later years was
his scooter and it was nothing strange to look up and see him at his church’s bible
study on Wednesdays or the Breadbasket at noon. You could say Leon took his
“community watch” very seriously as you were bound to see him making his
rounds through the town. He also believed in “giving back” to schools by
participating in the NC Educational Lottery as a dedicated contributor.
Marvin leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Brenda McIver Barnes
(Henaro) of Sanford, NC and Sarah McIver Stackhouse of Raleigh, NC; two
special nephews Darryl and Cyrus Barnes; four Aunts, Remonia Spinks, Pastor
Pearline McMillian, Dorothy Pettiford, Pastor Alice McMillian; special cousins,
Vincent Fisher McMillian and Dorathy Dowdy; a bonus daughter, Venita
McGilvery, four grandchildren, Jaiyda, Jameire, Jaevien, and Jaryon. He also
leaves a host of cousins and friends that will always remember him as their “gentle
Professional services entrusted to: Knotts Funeral Home - Sanford
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