Marlyn Eldon Pitcock, 81


A celebration of life for Marlyn Eldon Pitcock, 81, of Forsyth, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at Church 316 in Forsyth with Pastor Jeramie Henson officiating.

He died Sept. 18 at his home surrounded by his family. Marlyn was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Tecumseh. He was the son of Eldon Pitcock and Linnie (Crawford) Pitcock Ingram. He attended and graduated from Gainesville High School. Marlyn married Charlene Braden on Oct. 18, 1975, in Salina, Kansas. Together they had a daughter, Kindra Vega. He had two children from a former marriage, a daughter and a son.

Marlyn worked as a police officer and a sheriff’s department deputy in Kansas. Once he left those positions, he was a carpenter who had his own business at one point. He also worked for Phillips Lighting in Salina. After he moved to Missouri back in December 1993, he began his own carpentry business and built a number of houses around this area, including his home in Forsyth.

Marlyn was always a great family man who loved his family dearly. He knew no strangers and was always friendly and full of energy with a great sense of humor. He was known for his hard work and cheerful attitude. He was always a lot of fun to be around and just enjoyed life to its fullest. He was laid back, and not much bothered him. He always gave to anyone in need. He was a foster dad to 118 foster children over the years. He loved garage sales, auctions, flea markets, building things, joking around with everyone, boating and especially fishing. That he was good at. He usually kept the family in fish for the whole winter season.

He loved the Lord and attended Church 3:16 faithfully until he was unable to.

Marlyn is survived by wife Charlene of the family home; daughters Kathy Hedges and husband Jerry of Salina Kansas, Rashell Braden of Taneyville, Kindra Vega of Forsyth; son Marty Pitcock and wife Janelle of Salina Kansas; sister Kris Luebbert of Gainesville; brother Lyndon Pitcock and wife Linaia of Fair Grove; 11 grandchildren: Michelle Whitmer, Keena Williams, Cody Williams, Emmalee Pitcock, McKayla Braden, Carender Jesse, Sarina Braden, Kirstin Phillips, Sierra Mikelonis, Michael Vega, Alex Vega and Olivia Vega; 12 great-grandchildren: Nathan, Harlie, JaShayla, JaKai, Tayton, Trey, Adrial, Paige, Natalie, Emmory, Canelo and Harmony; many nieces and nephews; and many other friends and family members who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Linnie Pitcock (Ingram) and sibling Karen Davis.

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