James Willard Marler

James Willard Marler

Mr. James Marler, 89, of Lancaster, SC passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. He was born August 12,1931 in Chattanooga, TN, to the late Walter Andrew and Mabel Ruth Long Marler. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War and he was very active in his local church, Friendship Baptist in Lancaster, SC. He enjoyed his church family and the fellowship of those around him. He spent time with church members, family & friends and always had people laughing. Mr. Marler took pride in everything he did, but being outside, working in his yard and growing vegetables was where he excelled. He loved building birdhouses and would spend time every afternoon sitting on his swing watching the birds and talking about what to do next in his yard. He loved sitting in his chair with his dog, Benji and would often spend his quiet times praying and talking to the Lord. He loved the holidays and made sure he stayed in touch with his family, no matter how far they were apart. He made friends everywhere he went and would always make sure he talked with anyone he came in contact with. He would simply go up to strangers to ask them how they were doing just to start a conversation. He had a way to bring smiles and laughter to anyone he met and had a truly contagious personality.

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