Marvin Rex Breithaupt, age 87, of McKinney passed away Dec. 26, 2013, in Anna. He was born on Feb. 7, 1926, to Paul Walter and Goldie Mae (Schroder) Breithaupt. Marvin married his first wife (mother of their two daughters) Eula Lucile Brink, and later married Rosemary Eleanor Tylock, his wife of 37 years.
He grew up in Nebraska where he attended Pauline school. Marvin enlisted in the Merchant Marine where he served during World War II. He later served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, where he participated in the Battle at the Chosin Reservoir. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 6, 1951, and was a proud member of the Chosin Few. After his military career, Marvin worked for the United States Postal Service, was a surveyor and also owned Climax Painting Service for a number of years. He also worked for Murray Homes. He enjoyed woodworking, camping and traveling in their RV.
He is survived by his daughters, Pat Travers and husband Lee, of Tyler, Rhonda Rollins and husband Brent, of Anna; grandchildren, Chris Travers and wife Mallory, of Dubai, UAE, Katy Campbell and husband Ryan, of Tomball, Charlie Rollins, Joey Rollins, Robbie Rollins, Rocky Rollins, Brittany Lindsey and husband B.J., Chase Rollins and wife Jessica, all of Anna.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Goldie Breithaupt; first wife, Eula Lucile Breithaupt; second wife, Rosemary Eleanor Breithaupt; sisters, Lela Jones and Velva Overy.
A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen. Interment with military honors will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To view online or sign the guestbook, go to www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 2, 2014