David Wayne Marlin

July 16, 1958 ~ November 14, 2014

David Wayne Marlin, 56, of Sulphur passed away on Friday, November 14, after bravely battling kidney and heart disease for many years. He was born on July 16, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, where he lived until he joined the U S Navy. He moved to the Lake Charles area in 1980 after serving his Navy term. David received his B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese in 1991. He worked for Entergy, enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, and doing projects for his family. He was a Master Mason of Sulphur Lodge 424, and a Deacon for Houston River Baptist Church. David loved being around his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Theresa Girlinghouse Marlin of Sulphur; 2 sons, Marc and Matthew Marlin both of Sulphur; a daughter, Danielle Marlin; 2 brothers, Scott Marlin of Boardman, OH and Chris Marlin of South Park, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gary and Caroline Marlin. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Houston River Baptist Church in Sulphur with Rev. Lonnie Gothrup officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Lake Charles under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3-8 P.M. at the funeral home. The visitation will continue on Thursday at the church from 8 till time of the service.

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  1. Danielle and Family – We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  2. I am heartbroken for our family but I know God has Uncle David wrapped in his arms. He is no longer in pain and that is what makes this bearable. I love you Uncle David and I am praying for the whole family. I love you Aunt Tesa and Marc and Matt and my Hogie! I wish there was something I could do to make this pain go away.

  3. God has called another warrior to his side to fight the good fight in Heaven. We are sad but must rejoice that David is with our father and is preparing a place for those he loves in his father's house. God have Mercy, grace, and love for those he left behind.

  4. Theresa "Those who have shown us Love, brought us joy and made us laugh have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life – and many blessed memories forever." God will tenderly comfort you… He will give you strength to endure. II Corinthians 1:7 Deepest Sympathy, Brenda

  5. Hey cousin Tesa. My heart breaks for you and your family at your loss. I'm praying for His grace and love to overwhelm you. May you sense His presence more than ever.

  6. I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. I knew him in high school and we became friends in driver's ed, sharing the same car for our road time. I have good memories of him teasing me although he did tell me later that I was a better driver than the other student! We kept in touch while he was in the Navy but lost contact shortly after I was engaged. He was a great person who always made me laugh and I will remember him always. I wish you and your family peace.

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