Marvin "Marv” Board 86, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL surrounded by his loving family.
Marvin was born on February 8, 1931, in Lincoln, IL; son of Herbert and Blanche (Miller) Board. He married Joyce Joann Anderson on July 4, 1958, in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving are his children: Vicki (Keith) Hasprey of Lincoln, IL, Victor Board, Scott Board, and Doug (Regina) Board all of Lincoln, IL, Jeff Board of Encino, CA; three sisters: Carol Meents, Marcie Brooks, and Alice Tuma; two brothers-in-law: Speed (Jo) Anderson and Ronnie (Nancy) Anderson; two sisters-in-law: Doris Anderson, Carol (David) Young; six grandchildren: Nathan, Nick, Katlyn, Aurora, Maya May, and Maverick. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Gene Board, one sister: Louise Coombs, and four brothers-in-law: Robert, Eugene "Bugs”, Larry, and Gary Anderson.
Marvin was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. He was an ironworker out of Local 46 Springfield, IL. for twenty-five years, and local 433 of Los Angeles, CA for ten years. He has been owner-operator of Family Custom Cleaners since 2000.
He was a member of the APA Nine Ball Wednesday Night, and Eight Ball Thursday Night Pool League as well as a member of the Eagles Lodge, Ford Antique Club, and a Golden Glove Boxer in his youth.
He loved all sports and games and traveling the world with his family. His favorite past time was building birdhouses and taking care of his birds. Big R has his special mixture of birdseed "Marv’s Mix”.
Always fun loving and happy go lucky, he never met a person he did not like and was a friend to all with a big smile on his face and no heart he didn’t touch. Those who knew him would say he was one of a kind and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was doing what he loved: building a home with his wife, daughter, son, sons-in-law, and best friend Vic when he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
A celebration of Marvin’s life will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at The Lincoln Eagles Lodge. Memorials may be made in Marvin’s name to:
Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry 125 North Logan St. Lincoln, IL 62656. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Special thanks to Dr. Laya and The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and Staff.