Marvin Thomas Childress U.S. Veteran

December 1, 1925 - September 23, 2013

Marvin Thomas Childress, 87, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, at his home. He was born December 1, 1925, in Lupus, Missouri, a son of the late Harry N. and Cora Mae (Martin) Childress. He was a 1944 graduate of Prairie Home School in Prairie Home, Missouri. On April 4, 1949, he was united in marriage in Centertown, Missouri, to Ida Elizabeth Harris, who preceded him in death on October 11, 2011. Marvin was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served in World War II in the South Pacific from 1944-1946. He worked for Terminal Railroad until 1955, then went to work for the Missouri Department of Transportation from 1956-1989, where he retired as Aggregate Inspector. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, where he served for many years as deacon and teacher in the Children's Sunday School Department. Marvin enjoyed vegetable gardening for his family, attending Gospel Music Concerts and listening to gospel music. Most of all, loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Marvin is survived by a daughter: Marlene Childress Neely (husband Stan) of Holts Summit; a son: Gerald Childress (wife Missy) of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Taylor Childress Schaefer (husband Wyatt), Cora Childress and Peyden Childress; one brother: Kenneth Childress of Boonville; four sisters: Ethel Osborne of Jamestown, Hazel Lampton of Versailles, June Hayes of Kansas City, and Rose Schulze of Jamestown. He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Harvey Childress and Harold Childress. Friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2013, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4930 Old Lohman Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Brian K. Credille and Pastor Lyle Witcher officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home or the National Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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