James L. “Chief” Marler, age 63, of Herod, IL, died on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence.
He was born May 7, 1954 to Alfred Elbert Marler and Murvin Lavern (Potts) Marler-Foster in El Paso, Texas. He was a member of Honey Comb Church of God in Herod, IL.
James is survived by his son, James Alfred (Kristina) Marler; granddaughter/daughter, Georganna Alice (Cliff) Barefield; grandsons, Austin James Marler, Konnor Dean Marler; sister, Debra E. (Bob) Wagner; and brother, Tony (Ruth) Marler.
He was preceded in death by wife of 31 years, Linda (Williams) Marler on May 27, 2005; parents; daughter, Dena Rae Marler-Finley; grandson, Charles Finley; and sisters, Carolyn Marler andLavonna Marler.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on August 1, 2017 at Honey Comb Baptist Church in Herod, IL. The service was conducted by Bro. Harold Miller. Interment followed the service at Good Hope Cemetery in Herod, IL. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL and 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
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