Marlin Albert York, 81, passed away at home on January 23, 2023. He was born in Little Rock, AR, on September 12, 1941, to Scottie and Myrtle York.
Marlin was a proud Navy Veteran. He was also strong, caring, funny, and very hard-working. In his earlier years, Marlin was a sportsman and played football in high school; and then went on to become a Golden Glove Boxing Champion for his college. He also enjoyed being outside and working in his yard, reading books, particularly any Christian books or Louis L'Amour, and watching western movies, especially if they starred John Wayne. Marlin loved telling stories and had a wonderful sense of humor, which he passed on to his daughters. But most of all, Marlin enjoyed being with his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of those that loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Scottie Vincent York and Myrtle Marie (Marsh) York; brothers, Scottie Vincent York JR and William Carl York; and sisters, Clara Newton, Betty Cole, and Marie Cole.
He is survived by his daughters, Marlena York of Bradford, AR, Linda Britton of Damascus, AR, Clara Murphy of Little Rock, AR, and Marie Free of Benton, AR; brothers, Rodger York of Anniston, AL, Charles York of Tulsa, OK, and Faye York of Tacoma, WA; sister, Mary Ann Pearson of England, AR; grandchildren, Sandra Reed, Robin Winkle, Nathan Moreland, Heather Miller, Elizabeth Murphy, Jordan Murphy, and River Riley; and great-grandchildren, Cassius Murphy, Jude Miller, Sebastian Miller, Rarity Winkle, Journey Winkle, Steven Winkle, William Winkle, Madilynn Hall, Whitley Jones, Bentley Brockway, and one on the way.