Levi Stephen Marcum, 80, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, February 4, 2022 at Reid Health of Richmond where he had been a patient for the past ten days.
Levi was born in Laurel, Indiana on October 12, 1941, one of seven children of Steve and Isabelle Johnson Marcum and was a 1961 graduate of Laurel High School where he was a member of the Laurel Varsity Basketball team.
A proud veteran, Levi served his country for four years with the United States Navy and traveled throughout the world.
For 34 years, he was employed for Philco-Ford, retiring in 2000.
On September 22, 1989, he was married in Connersville to Cathy Lee Hilbert, who survives.
Levi was a faithful member of Everton Southern Baptist Church where he had been Sunday School Director. For some years, he had attended the Laurel Pentecostal Church. An ordained minister, he had also preached at various churches.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman. Some of his favorite memories were spent with his family and church family fishing. In his leisure, he coached both boys and girls basketball, T-ball, and softball, and was known to many as “Coach”.
Besides his wife of 32 years, Cathy Marcum, survivors include five daughters, Lora (Bruce) Price of Connersville, Kristie (William) Vail of Liberty, Jana Lynn Conaway of Glenwood, Jennifer (Doug) Miller of Indianapolis, and Julie (Ryan) Watson of McCordsville; fourteen grandchildren, Stephen (Ashley) Price of Connersville, Bradley (Kinsey) Price of Connersville, Patrick (Kenzie) Price of Clarksville, Tennessee, Zachary (Lacey) Price of Liberty, Trevor Vail of Richmond, Kate (Skyler) Walling of Connersville, Jacob (Kelsi) Johnson of Connersville, Elena (Collin) Jennings of Liberty, Austin (Cierra) Conaway of Metamora, Rayfe Conaway of Glenwood, Maci and Lyla Miller of Indianapolis, Graci and Callie Watson of McCordsville; many great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia “Jenny/Sis” Youngman of Batesville, Indiana and Louise Miller of Berea, Kentucky; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Tom L. Marcum, Mary Lou Smallwood, Bertha “Sue” Marcum, and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Everton Southern Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Marshall officiating. Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Dale Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Fayette County Veterans Council. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Everton Southern Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.