VeteranRev. Marvin Chockley

Marvin ChockleyRev. Marvin Wayne Chockley, 67, of Rushville died at 8:47 p.m. June 11, 2007, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Ray, a son of Marvin Engles and Julia McKinley Chockley. He married Darlene Curtis on Oct. 14, 1962, near Colchester. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Trenton (and Jackie) and Troy, both of Rushville; one brother, James (and Rosellen) of West Burlington, Iowa; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Paris; and one sister, Jean Crone.

He served in the U.S. Army from July 10, 1963, to July 9, 1965.

He had worked as a fleet manager for ITT Continental Baking Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a licensed Assembly of God minister, serving churches in Rushville and Creal Springs until retiring due to ill health. He taught at Brown County High School and LaMoine Valley Vocational Systems at Western Illinois University. He was a bus driver for the Schuyler Community Unit District #1 for many years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Patsy and Rev. Jerry Spratt officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.

Memorials may be made to his grandchildren’s education fund c/o Industry State Bank, Rushville Assembly of God Church or Augusta Assembly of God Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2007