Marvin Lee Haralson, Jr.

Marvin Lee Haralson, Jr., of China Spring, died Friday, November 16, 2018 in Waco.

Service information: Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 1, at China Spring Cemetery.

Marvin was born November 20, 1943, in Waco, to Marvin Lee and Mona Delores Buice Haralson. He grew up in Waco, and graduated from Richfield High School. Marvin married Helen Staley December 25, 1993, and they resided in China Spring. Marvin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and while active, served in Germany. He had several jobs over the years, working for General Dynamics, Texas Water Quality Board, he was in residential construction, and he owned and operated the China Spring General Store, along with Marvin’s Movies. He was a fan of NASCAR, football, and fishing, and had an overall love of the outdoors. During his children’s school years, Marvin also sponsored and coached numerous youth sports teams in China Spring, and he was a second Dad and friend to many students. Marvin was a family man, and he loved his family deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Menefee.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Helen; son, Jason Haralson and wife, Brandy; daughters, Hilary Fosse and husband, Brian, and Staley Justice and husband, Chad; grandchild, Jaydon Ezra and wife, Alexas; brother, Fred Haralson and wife, Ginny; sister, Linda Haralson; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved pets, Jenny, FeFe, and Big Boy.



Place of Service: China Spring Cemetery , 15654 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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  1. Angie (Akins) Makovy

    Helen, Hilary, Jason, Staley, & families,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Marvin. ???? I have so many memories of him as we were growing up. He will be missed by many. ❤️ you all and miss you dearly. Hugs and prayers to all.

  2. Marilyn Steed Keough

    I remember Marvin from high school – we weren’t close friends, but I remember him being one of the nicest people in the entire school….as well as being a handsome devil! My condolences to his entire family.

  3. I sorry for you loss.He was a good man.He will be missed.

  4. Maylynn Mayfield Steiner

    Hilary & Jason,
    Thinking of you both at this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    much love,

  5. So very sorry for the loss of Marvin. He always had a smile on his face and was always so sweet. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing Marvin with us. He always made all our grandchildren welcome. The Easter Egg hunts, bar b ques, and times at the coast with you all were special memories. May God give all of you comfort during this time.
    Carolyn and Ted Vicha

  7. I want to express my sincere sympathy to the family and share some comfort and hope from God’s word. Soon he will take away all causes for sadness and mourning- we will look around and see that these things are no longer here. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4; Psalm 37:9,10, 29)

    Until that time comes, Jehovah God assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he strongly desires to give you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

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