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419 Yoakum Ct
Pensacola, FL 32505
Phone: 850-438-6235
Fax: 850-438-5758
Marvin Spellings

Marvin R Spellings III

Friday, May 3rd, 1968 - Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Marvin R. Spellings, III, 51, of Pensacola, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 15th. He was born on May 3, 1968 in Cherry Point, NC.
Marvin participated yearly throughout his life in the local Special Olympic events which eventually consisted of a passion of his – bowling. Saturday mornings his ARC/Special Olympic geared leagues passioned Marvin a winner of medals, hearts and smiles. Sunday mornings you would find Marvin on the front row of church singing songs and praising God in only a way that Marvin could convey.
He graduated high school from Judy Andrews Center/Pine Forest High School in 1987 and immediately started making his mark working with ARC. A showman, Marvin was frequently cast in many lead roles in the multiple productions put on by the ARC which consisted solely of persons with disabilities. As he continued to thrive in life, Marvin eventually lived on his own with a life coach helping with the mundane tasks.
Anyone who knew of or actually knew Marvin, knew one of his greatest passions in life was the Movies and Music. Landing his job at the Movie theatre, at the time, was the job he dreamed of!! Marvin could recite with accuracy dated and releases, actors, ratings and miscellaneous trivia for past, present and movies not yet released. Want to know when a movie came out? …ask Marvin! When the movie theater reluctantly reduced its force, Marvin was on the prowl for a new passion and thankfully Tuscan Oven gave a shot. A new work family was formed for him and he would work there until he was unable to work any longer due to injury and illness. Special thanks to Ted and Deanna.
As life, as hard as life can be, it pushed its way to force Marvin, who could no longer live alone, so he moved into the Arcadia Health and Rehabilitation Center. Here he found more friends and more family and after 3 years here, he peacefully passed, finding his way to his final home, certainly singing songs in Heaven in only a way Marvin could convey, in his own way, like always.
In life, Marvin never knew a cruel word and never found anyone who he didn’t consider a friend and in that alone, his mark was left on the rest of us, and this is how he will be remembered.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Rose Pounders(Mickey); brother, Cosmo Spellings (Heather); nephews Kristian and Carter Spellings; niece, Kendall Spellings; step brothers Timmy, Kevin and Kris Pounders; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends; as well as many friends and extra special family at Arcadia.
You are invited to join us in a celebration of Marvin’s life this Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Trahan Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 3:00 with service to follow at 4:00.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to ARC Gateway or to your favorite charity, in his name. Thank you.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Trahan Family Funeral Home
    419 Yoakum Court
    PENSACOLA, FL 32505
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 4:00pm
    Trahan Family Funeral Home
    419 Yoakum Court
    PENSACOLA, FL 32505
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Private Condolence

Nicole Lamarche Cox

Posted at 08:40pm
Dear, Mrs. Pounders and Marvin's Family -

It was always such a treat to see Marvin at the Tuscan Oven during my Husband's and my trips back home to Pensacola to visit my brother, Ted, and our family. Marvin would always greet us with great big hugs and his charming and warm smile.

If the Tuscan Oven was important to Marvin, he was more important to them. A true member of the family - Ted and Deanna surely thought so highly of Marvin and were extremely proud, of him.

Garrison and I have missed seeing Marvin as of late and will miss him during our future visits. He left an indelible impression on us and we will always remember him with great fondess.

We extend our sincerest condolences to each of you. May the beautiful memories you have of Marvin, and knowing the lasting impact he has on so many lives, provide you with comfort and love during these difficult and sad times.

Marvin had so much to teach us all - if we are just a tiny bit as good and kind as Marvin, we would be very fortunate. A lovely man who is missed immensely. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

With Love,
Nicole Lamarche Cox & Garrison Cox

Tammie Hardwick

Posted at 07:19pm
Such a great guy I loved knowing and working with marvin. He loved anyone he met. Such a character and charmer

Dawn Shumaker Smith

Posted at 08:58pm
Marvin was so precious! He spoke with us every time we visit Mom at Arcadia!

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