Mr. Markum, a member of the Red Hill church of Christ, was a lifelong farmer and in later years enjoyed raising and marketing vegetables at area farmer’s markets. In addition, he was employed as a salesman for Moorman Mfg. Co. and a Coffee County school bus driver. He served his country in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Markum is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Flora Blair Markum, his parents James Adam and Fannie Youngblood Markum and two sisters, Dorothy Markum Ferrell and Maybelle Markum Pinkoski.
Mr. Markum is survived by two daughters, Sherryl (Brent) Roberts of Manchester, TN, and Freda (Leroy) Henson of Bradyville, TN; two sons, Olen (Linda) Markum of Jacksonville, FL and Arlis (Karen) Markum of Manchester, TN; six grandchildren, Collin (Michelle) Markum, Colby (Julie) Henson, Corey (Jenny) Markum, Tara Henson, Tessa (Michael) Sexton, and Kyle Markum; three great grandsons, Cael and Caden Markum and Bryce Henson; brothers, Lonnie (Daisy) Markum of Muncie, IN and Randall (Dolas) Markum of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Beatrice (Eddie) Fletcher of Manchester, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the Markum family will be from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Central Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Freed Hardeman University, Potter Children’s Home, Mt. Dora Children’s Home in Mt. Dora, FL, the Tennessee Children’s Home or the Coffee County Manchester Public Library.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.