Marvin R. Risner who was born on September 6, 1957, in Tecumseh, Michigan, peacefully passed away on December 14, 2023, in Cridersville, Ohio.
Marvin dedicated much of his life to labor in the coal mine industry, where he worked diligently to provide for his family. A devoted family man, Marvin cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Family gatherings were enriched by his storytelling, and he had a natural talent for making people smile. Known for his friendly and welcoming demeanor, Marvin never met a stranger, and his genuine warmth touched the lives of those around him.
Marvin was also a notorious prankster, always finding joy in bringing laughter to others. His infectious sense of humor and playful spirit created lasting memories for all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Marvin is survived by his loving son, Shawn (Patricia) Barnett of New Knoxville, Ohio; daughters: Christina Adkins, Deborah (Tommy Smith) Risner, and Nicole Risner all of Lima; two nephews, Taylor Puckett of Kentucky and Corbin Fetters of Michigan; 17 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren, who were a constant source of pride and joy for him. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Sue Puckett of Magoffin County, Kentucky, and Mildred Fetters of Sebring, Florida; and friend and caregiver, Glenda Risner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Pearlie Risner; sister, Brenda Risner who passed in 1961 when she was only 6 months old; and a granddaughter, Logan Barnett.
Marvin R. Risner will be remembered not only for his hardworking spirit and dedication to his family, but also for the laughter and love he brought to everyone he encountered. May he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, humor, and timeless melodies of bluegrass music.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.