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Marvin Mac Holdridge, age 73, from Muskogee passed away September 5, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family. Marvin was born December 14, 1943 to A.T. and Mary Holdridge in San Jose, CA. Marvin grew up in Wainwright, OK before joining the United States Army to serve his country during Vietnam from 1967 through 1968. On February 10, 1968 Marvin married his soul mate Teresa (Philpott) in Durant, OK. Marvin enjoyed life to the fullest and could find humor in any situation, and was known to always be the life of the party. He enjoyed watching old Westerns, Nascar racing, trips and camping at the lake. Most of all, Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and leaves behind wonderful memories too great to forget. Marvin was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Bedouin Shrine Temple in Muskogee where he enjoyed the fellowship of his lodge brothers.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, A.T. and Mary Holdridge; sister Ann Johnson; brothers Junior Holdridge and Jack Holdridge.
Marvin leaves behind to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of 50 years and best friend Teresa Holdridge; son Grant Holdridge; 3 daughters, Brittany Watkins & husband Jeremy, Bea Ann Epperson & husband Ronnie, and Terri Holdridge; grandchildren, Dalton McCullar & wife Katie, Chad Holdridge, Lexie Holdridge, and Brent Holdridge; great grandchildren, Maximus, Lydia, and Julius Watkins, Palmer and Jake McCullar; 6 sisters, Maudine Nevill, Lou Yates, Eunice Guthrie & husband Cleo, Marie Rainwater, Rhonda Frazier & husband Carl, and Brenda Grant; special friends, Jack and Candi Gerdes; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 am Friday, September 8, 2017 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607.
Published on September 6, 2017
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