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For the record: Earl Reid Marcum (1921-1986)

Earl Reid Marcum died Saturday morning June 8, 1986 at the age of 65 in his home in Edmonton after a lengthy illness. His wife, Geniece Leftwich Marcum, , his sister, Lovie Glenn, and her husband Russell Hughes, were at his bedside.

A well known native Metcalfe Countian, born in Sulphur Well, KY January 31, 1920, he was a graduate of Edmonton High School and a Veteran of World War II where he was decorated for bravery in the Philippines. He never really regained full health after the war and then battled Polio just a few years after he got back home to the family farm at Sulphur well.


He was an avid fisherman and musician, able to play both guitar and mandolin, and he lead a country band "Earl Marcum and the Midnighters" for several years. The band often played at the Metcalfe Rod and Gun Club. He was a lifetime farmer.

Mr. Marcum was the youngest child and the only son of William David (Bill Doc) and Alice Belle Royce Marcum and he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and of the Sulphur Well United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Geniece Leftwich Marcum and three children, Linda Reid Marcum Waggener of Columbia, Joseph Keith Marcum of Georgetown, IN, and Jane Todd Marcum of Edmonton.

Also surviving are his sisters Lois Marcum Anderson and Lovie Glenn Marcum Hughes, both of Louisville.

A half sister, Beulah May Marcum Franklin of Knob lick, and a half brother, Catlett Marcum of Sulphur Well, also survive.

He had three grandchildren, Pen and Tom Waggener of Columbia, and Tera Lynn Marcum of Louisville.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, 1986 at 2pmCT at Butler funeral home with Rev. Bob Cooper officiating and burial in the Edmonton cemetery.

Pallbearers were members of his band, Jimmy Robertson, Steve Robertson, Bobby Rigsby and Garfield Reese; and Mr. Marcum's nephew Scotty Martin and great nephew Don Sandidge.

Note: as this obituary is copied in 2016 and set into the archives of Columbiamagazine.com by his daughter Linda Reid Marcum Waggener, it should be added that Mr. Marcum would have one additional grandchild born after his death, Jane's son William Siegel White. He would have loved a chance to get to know a third grandson, all three of whom inherited his 6'+ height. He often took his first two grandsons out for snacks and a game of pool at Mem's local restaurant and pool room during visits with their "Mema and Pepa" at sulphur Well.


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