Marvin Wayne McGinnis, age 84, of Garfield, passed peacefully at home Saturday August 3, 2019. Marvin was born November 12, 1934 to Cecil McGinnis and Leora Byler McGinnis in Garfield, Ar. Marvin attended school in Garfield and started learning auto body shop repair at the age of 12 near his childhood home and made a life long career specializing in semi-truck repair the last 30 years of his life.
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Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 25 years Marissa McGinnis; sisters Marie Smith and Aleta McGee; Brother in law Philip Prim and Nephew Eugene Rounds.
Marvin is survived by his children Anita Poindexter and husband Jim; Loyd Wayne McKenzie and wife Gayla; Mark McGinnis and wife Sigrid; Angela DeWitt; Crystal Grimes; and Keiven McGinnis; sisters Evelyn Lynch and husband Ralph; Shelby Prim; Brother in laws Richard Smith and Virgil McGee; Grandchildren Ashley Hadley and husband Shannon; John Ryan Holloway; Elizabeth McKenzie; Maggie McKenzie; Julian McGinnis; Nephews Derrick Lynch and wife Julie; Wayne Prim and wife Debra; Brad McGee and wife Jill; Nieces Heather Head and husband Heath; Kathy Powers and husband John; Cousin Mark Byler and many other extended family members.
Marvin loved all of his family and enjoyed the life long friendships he made in the auto-truck body repair business. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends at the local coffee shop and following NASCAR.
Service for Marvin will be Saturday August 17th, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 17784 Marshall Street, Garfield, Arkansas at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be at Ruddick Cemetery at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Garfield.
Obituary Submitted by Westfield Chapel, Springdale, Arkansas.
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