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John Bryant Marcum Sr., 69, of Berea, passed away at his home Wednesday, December 21, 2016, after a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
J.B. was born in Berea to the late Rollie and Grace Short Marcum. He retired from the Madison County Board of Education after 22 years, and currently served as Constable for Madison County, 1st District for the past 42 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Kentucky Constable Association.
J.B. is survived by: his wife, Patricia Reed Marcum; two children, John "Bryant" (Kayla) Marcum Jr. and Kristie Marcum; one brother, Jerry Marcum; four nieces and nephews, Teresa Rose, Debbie Brooks, Junior Dees and Josh Marcum; and he also left behind his beloved boxer, Trooper. Numerous cousins, extended family and friends, who he loved deeply, also survive him.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Marcum Dees, and his beloved dog, Roc.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis, Rev. Randy McPheron and Rev. Mark Sarver officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.lakesfuneralhome.com
Published on December 22, 2016
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