James Earl Marcum

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James Edward "Jimmy" Marcum, 72, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Richmond, KY, on October 20, 1946, to Taylor and Amy Lou Deatherage Marcum, both of whom preceded him in death. Jimmy was a retired laboratory technician in the Engineer department of IBM and was of the Christian faith. He served six years in the U S Army Reserves.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Crawford Marcum and two daughters, Jamie Gail Marcum Hall (Kevin) and Dawn Marcum Gasser (Scott), all of Richmond; one sister, Patsy Marcum Wagers (Jimmy) of Berea; four grandchildren, Tasha Gail Hall Gregory (Jordan) of Nashville, Taylor Lee Gasser of Richmond, Ollie Gasser (Jessica) of Louisville, and Aayden Crawford Gasser of Richmond, as well as three great grandchildren, Kolten Jesse Owen Gregory, Gannon Edward Matthew Gregory, and Eleanoir Louise Gail Gregory; and a special friend, Annette "Annie" Frye.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be eternally grateful for any memorial contributions to the Baptist Health Foundation - Lexington. Donations received by the Foundation will be directed towards patients treated in the Hearth & Valve Center. Online donations may be made online to www.supportbaptisthealth.org/lexington, and click "Donate Now". Checks may be mailed to Baptist Health Foundation - Lexington, 1800 Nicholasville Road, Suite 104, Lexington, KY 40503. For more information please contact Ashley Avery at (859) 260-2659.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

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Jackie Marcum Adams
Aug 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to Brenda and family in the death of my cousin Jimmy Marcum. Cherish the good memories. I'm sure him and Marsha are having fun in Heaven.
Joe and Jan Winchell
Aug 08, 2019
All of you have our heartfelt sympathy . We will never forget the times we spent with you. We will never go to Moonlite without thinking of you and the good times we had there. Next time we’ll eat a fiddler in Jimmy’s memory. We were so hoping that we would get to take you to Moonlite this summer. Love always!!