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Braxton L.T. “Lee” Marrs

Died: 9/22/2010

Mr. Braxton L.T. Lee Marrs, age 70, of New Castle, DE, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at his home surrounded by his beloved family.

Born in Horsepen, WV, on September 7, 1940, Mr. Marrs was the son of the late Charlie A. Marrs and Daisy E. Dye Marrs. He made his career in the manufacturing industry, retiring as a foreman with Sheetmetal Contracting Co., Inc. in Bear, DE, after 52 years of service.

A passionate and talented golfer, he greatly enjoyed playing his favorite sport with family and friends. He was also an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. Most of all, he was a devoted family man who delighted more than anything else in spending time with his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Delta L. Hicks Marrs, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 1st of this year; children, Debbie L. Gawel (Jerry) of Middletown, DE, Randy L. Marrs (Diana) of Middletown, DE, Thomas R. Marrs (Shirley) of Earleville, MD, Roy A. Marrs of Bear, DE, and Dottie V. Syva of Tazewell, VA; brothers, Charlie Junior Marrs (Helen) of Boissivain, VA, and John Marrs (Irene) of Colburn, VA; sister, Lola Myers (Wesley) of Bluefield, VA; 13 grandchildren, Eric and Miles Gawel, Joey, Christopher and Steven Martindale, Randy II (Meredith) and Samantha Marrs, Tiffany Anderson (Lewis), Shanna Marrs, Tara Patterson, Jessica, LeeAnna, and Alex Marrs; 4 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina M. Martindale.

Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, September 27, 2010, at the funeral home, where a second visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Marrs may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702; or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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