Cherokee- Graveside service for Marvin Whitesides will be Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
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Marvin was born on April 1, 1933 to Silas Robert Whitesides and Ethel Hand Whitesides in Lonewolf, Oklahoma. He joined the Navy in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1956. During his time in the Navy he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He married Evangelina Garcia on June 11, 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico and have lived here for the last 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Evangelina Whitesides; two sons, Marvin Lyn Whitesides and wife, Jennifer Whitesides and Robert Lee Whitesides and wife, Georgia Whitesides; four grandchildren, Evangelina Whitesides, Jake Whitesides, Eli Whitesides and Mariska Whitesides.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Marlyn Whitesides and two sisters, Joyce Hickerson and Fern Stoltburge.
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