Marvin  Jewell


Marvin E. Jewell, 91, of Sullivan, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor. He was born in Vigo County on Oct. 2, 1927 to Charles E. Jewell and Dorsey Edith (Woodsmall) Jewell. He was a 1945 graduate from Honey Creek High School and a graduate of Indiana State University.
Marvin had served in the US Navy, was employed at Pfizer and retired from Merck as a research biologist. He had been a member of the First Christian Church of Sullivan, Farmers Chapel in Terre Haute, and Alders Gate United Methodist Church in New Jersey. He was also a member of the Sullivan Elks and the Rinky Dinks mens golf league, as well as an avid bridge player. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Jewell.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Leah Joyce (Deer) Jewell, whom he married on Sept. 24, 1950; a son, Randall Jewell of New Jersey, a daughter, Sandra Lee Frazier of Sullivan, a sister, Wilma Ruthie (Paul) Hollis of Terre Haute, two grandchildren, Sara Jewell and Paul Jewell, a sister-in-law, Deanna Pottinger (Marion), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Marvin will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Cox officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be at Center Ridge Cemetery.
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Pastor Mike Brown
Jun 18, 2019
On behalf of Kendall Park Baptist Church, l would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Jewell family. While we have never met Marvin, it has been our privilege to know and love Randy and Paul. May you sense God’s presence during these difficult days. We will be praying for the family.