WAYNESVILLE — Beverly Lamar “Whitey” Marcum, 77, of Waynesville passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ethel Richardson Marcum; daughter, Linda Mondabaugh Wourms; brothers, Delbert Marcum and Richard Richardson and his sister, Brenda Gibbons.

Whitey is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Martha Caldwell Marcum; children, Willie Messer, Danny (Resa Brooks) Messer, Robin Neill and Barbara (Eric) Rathburn; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Care Partners 68 Sweeten Creek Road #A, Asheville, NC 28803.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Smoky Mountain Chapel with Dr. Mike Odom, Pastor Eric Sutton and the Rev. Ned Webb officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will follow services at Garrett Hillcrest Cemetery.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at www.smokymountaincremations.com.

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