The Rev. Marvin L. Cleveland of Quapaw died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after a short illness. He was 75.
The Rev. Cleveland was born June 11, 1932, in Craig County to William Otto and Cassie Elizabeth (Blackford) Cleveland. He graduated from Welch High School in 1950.
He was a Korean War veteran of the Army.
He worked for B.F. Goodrich in Miami for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He pastored the Macedonia Baptist Church in rural Columbus, Kan., where he served for the past 18 years. He also pastored at Peoria, Dupree, Oswego, Kan., and Treece, Kan.
He married Arlene Allen on Sept. 6, 1952, in Vinita. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include one son and his wife, Michael Lee and Paula Cleveland of Gentry, Ark.; three daughters and their husbands, Cathy and Bob Marin of Peoria, Rhonda and Alan Rippee of Lamar, Mo., and Cheryl and David Ryman of College Station, Texas; three brothers, Eugene Cleveland of Bonney Lake, Wash., Donald Cleveland of Redmund, Wash., and Johnnie Cleveland of Towanda, Kan.; two sisters, Irene Harris of Commerce and Lega Webb of Bellevue, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, Kimberly Kaye Watson, Misty Cleveland, Michelle Haverkamp, Jeremy Martin, Triaia Draper, Micah Martin, Jennifer Fisher, Philip Martin, Stephanie Bro, Sarah Bro, Matthew Bro, Hannah Ryman and Nathannel Ryman, and seven great-grandchildren, Zeke Watson, Tyler Jiles, Hunter Jiles, Elizabeth Draper, Kaitlyn Draper, Wednesday Bro and Carly Martin.
He was preceded in death by one son, Matthew Lee Cleveland; two grandsons, Christopher Adam Martin and Ryan Austin Martin; his parents; three brothers, Wesley, Lewis and Bill Cleveland, and two sisters, Juanita Miller and Evelyn Barbee.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. The Rev. James Shope and the Rev. Paul Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, east of Miami.
Military honors will be conducted by the Oklahoma National Honor Guard Team.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Martin, Micah Martin, Philip Martin, Rudy Draper, Matthew Bro and Britt Cleveland.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested Macedonia Baptist Church or Weir Baptist Camp in care of the funeral home.