Marion Edward Neighbors, 70, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1947 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Natona and E.J. Neighbors.
He graduated from McClain High School in Tulsa with the class of 1965. He served in the United States Navy after graduation.
In April of 1966 he married his high school sweetheart, Virginia (Ginger) King. They were blessed with three children Scott, Tona and Jennifer.
He was a man that loved sports. He had a tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals, and continued to play baseball at OMA and any church community team that would let him play.
He had jobs with ONG, McDonald Douglas and Boeing Aircraft.
Mid Life he decided to go back to college. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s. He became a Junior High Principal, math teacher and coach.
He worked in a school system until his retirement. After retirement he moved south (Mission, Texas) for the winter. He held Sunday services at several resorts.
After the death of his first wife Ginger, he married Donna Posey on May 2, 2016. At the time of his death he was serving as pastor at First Baptist Church in Afton. Marion also volunteered with the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief.
Survivors include his wife Donna of the home; his children Scott Neighbors and his wife Lori; Tona Sooter and her husband Adam; Jennifer Kosier and her husband Nick; his grandchildren Whitney, and Kevin Flaherty, Madison Neighbors, Xavier Sooter, Levi, Kassidy and Luke Kosier.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 4, at Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Afton.
The celebration of life service will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5, at Lake Center Baptist Church with the Reverend Kim Hays officiating.
Interment will follow at the McLaughlin Cemetery under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Afton. Military rites will be provided by the United States Navy.
Casketbearers will be Chuck Pharris, Adam Sooter, Nick Kosier, Eric Rutherford, Jordan Boyd and Brad Beard.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Marion’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.