W. E. (Bill) Markum

Bill Markum, 85, of Waco, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010, at Providence Hospital.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Shore Church of Christ with the Minister Ernie Christie officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 Monday evening at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Bill was born in Chilton on November 2, 1924 to Ed & Viola (Kirkpatrick) Markum.

He was married to Juanita Markum the love of his life, for 64 years. Bill worked at Caldwell Electric Company for 47 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Juanita, 1 brother, 2 sisters.

Bill was survived by three sons, Will Markum and wife Jeanette, Mike Markum and his wife Marilyn, Randal Markum and his wife Michele, all of Waco; five grandchildren Troy Markum, Leslie Lefler, Ryan Markum, Kim Pirkle, and Allison Heath. He had 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Neal Pirkel, Bobby Brister, Ryan Markum, Vic Harper, Ricky Walts, and Kevin Brister. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Hodges, Sammy Partida, Bobby McRay and Orville McRay.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lisa Willis for all the wonderful care she has given.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to Lake Shore Church of Christ, 2800 Lake Shore Dr., Waco, TX 76708.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Brenda Haynes-Hayes

    So sorry for your loss. I knew Bill and Juanita when I was growing up at Herring Avenue and then at Lake Shore Church of Christ.

  2. John Mitchell, Bryan Mitchell

    We were saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. We share, during these moments, your family’s great sense of loss. Our families have shared a spiritual kinship that spans many decades. It has long been a blessing to our family to have been neighbors and close friends. Our grief is mitigated at this moment by our confident knowledge of how happy he now must be.

  3. Marlene McRay Marquer

    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill, but knowing he is now with Aunt Juanita is very comforting. I’m sorry I can’t make it but know you all are in my heart and prayers.

    With Love,
    Marlene & Werner

  4. Hey Buddy, Dana called to let me know about your dad.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I
    I can think of many stories of Mr. Markum…All good! I hope that you all will rest assured that he has received the ultimate healing and is with you dear mom again.

  5. I was so sad to hear this news. Bill had made such a huge impression on my life. I will never forget him!

  6. The Rippen & Stanley family

    We are sorry to here about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

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