2711. Rosemary HADEN (private).
Roy Benton MARCUM was born on 2 October 1924 in Milton, Lamar County, Texas. He died on 7 November 2010 at the age of 86 in Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
Graduated from Ladonia High School in the Class of 1942 along with wife--to-be Rosemary Haden; May 30, 1947 Ladonia News.
The Oklahoman" 9 Nov 2010
Roy Benton Marcum, 86 of Midwest City, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Nov 7, 2010. He was born Oct 2, 1924 in Milton, TX to John Henry and Mittie Ellen Terry Marcum. Roy graduated from Ladonia High School, TX, in 1942, and then enlisted in the U. S. Navy. After serving as a pilot in WW II, flying became a part of his life. After WW II he attended the University of Tulsa and married Rosemary Haden on Aug 28, 1948. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for Phillips Petroleum 34 years, retiring in 1986. He then moved to Midwest City to be close to his grandchildren. He leaves behind his wife, Rosemary; two children; James Benton Marcum and wife Lynell, of Amarillo, TX; Suzanne Marcum Tapp and husband Dennis, of Oklahoma City, OK; two grandchildren: Karen Owens and husband Cody of Edmond, OK; Kristen Tapp of Oklahoma City. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mittie Ellen Terry Marcum; two brothers, Leonard and Henry Marcum; two sisters, Mable Osborn and Gladis Kelly. Services for Roy Benton Marcum will be conducted by Ford Funeral Service on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Meadowood Baptist Church, Midwest City, OK.
Rosemary HADEN and Roy Benton MARCUM had the following children: