Moles, Marvin Davis

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Marvin Davis Moles joyfully entered into heaven on Friday, September 14. 2012. He was born on March 7, 1923 in Floyd County to Bethlehem and Lucy Moles and he married the love of his life, Edna Boothe Moles, in 1943.

He served in the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team in World War II and fought in Italy, Southern France and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He was awarded a Silver Star, Purple Heart and other combat medals and enjoyed visiting with his fellow paratroopers and their families and friends from France at the 517th reunions. He was President and co-owner of Air Control Corporation until his retirement. He was a member of Abundant Life Ministries in Pulaski for over 50 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Lora Moles and his wife of 54 years, Edna. He leaves to cherish his memory his children and their spouses, Joan and Rev. Howard Starling, Gibsonville, N.C., Marvin Jr. and Elaine Moles, Gene and Debbie Moles, Pulaski, Donna and Rev. Rick Shelton, St. Louis, Mo., Diane and Mark Lynch, Salem, Teresa and Rob Jones, St. Louis, Mo. His grandchildren are Brady and Becky Moles, Keri and Scott Peterson, Chad and Kelly Moles, Jeffrey, Josh and Tori, Gabe and Garrett Shelton, Heather and Brady Torrence, Robbie, Tori and Micaela Jones. His great grandchildren are Ben Moles, Ellie Peterson, Bethany Moles, Miles, Lila, Ansley and Monroe Shelton. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Mae Page, Neva Eversole, Harris and Crystaline Moles, Nelcie and Melvin Compton, Iva Gardner, Lois Edmonds, Clyde and Marsha Moles, Frances Worrell, Shasta Sue Moles and Esther Beth Moles. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ann Jones, Nancy Bragg, Jimmy and Betty Boothe, Jean and Joyce Huff, Christine and Gary Horton, and Joe and Mary Boothe. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces and their families and numerous friends.

Stevens Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Abundant Life Ministries on Route 11, Pulaski. The funeral service will be at Abundant Life Ministries on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Lawrence and the Rev. Rick Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Marvin and his family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to his beloved 517th PRCT, c/o Joanne Barrett, 70 Pleasant Street, Cohasset, MA 02025 to carry on the legacy of the 517th’s service or a Veteran’s charity of your choice .