Download a free funeral planning guide Click Here
Navigation Menu+
Celebrating the life of
Byron Lynn Marvin
April 05, 1933 - October 01, 2017
Colonel, USAF, (Ret.)
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Interment At A Later Date In Arlington National Cemetery

My deepest sympathies to the Marvin family in the loss of your dear loved one. May you be comforted by God's promise to "Swallow up death forever." Isaiah 25:8.

Rose Mayne , Snellville , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

Best brother a guy could have.

Jim Green, Henderson, NV

The entire Marvin family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Marvin was a special man that I admired. He was always gracious and kind and I will miss him.

Michael Hoffman, Savannah, GA

High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air… . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Mike & Eileen, Peachtree City, GA

An accomplished man. A life well lived. Loved and respected by his family and friends. He will always be missed by those who knew and loved him. Rest In Peace. Our condolences for your loss.

Judy and Mike Leone, Senoia,

Your Dad and Mom were two very special people to Ron and I! You all are in my thoughts and prayers?

Susie Sager, Winter Haven, Fl

My condolences to the Marvin family. At Revelation 21:4 God promises to do away with death forever. For more comfort please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Our sincere condolences to the Marvin family as they mourn their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave & Robin Weber, Peachtree City, GA

Our sincere condolences to the Marvin family as they send Col.Marvin on his final flight west.

Carl & Kathy Carmichael, Peachtree City, GA

Mr. Byron was a great man. His patience is something I always admired. He loved his family with all his heart and he was a good friend to so many. He will be missed. I will forever be thankful that I knew him and Ms. Darlene.

Shirley Embry Stephens, Eatonton, Ga

We thank Colonel Marvin for his incredible service to our country. We also share our sincerest condolences to the Marvin family.

Mike and Lori Marcum, Senoia, GA

Byron Lynn Marvin, 84, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.  Byron was born in New York City on April 5, 1933.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Darlene Marvin, the wind beneath his wings.

Byron and Darlene met as teenaged Air Force brats on a remote base.  They later married, and grew their family throughout dozens of Air Force assignments worldwide.  Byron joined the U.S. Air Force in April 1950 at age 17, a tailgunner on the B-36.  Later, as a B-29 crewman, he was selected for the Aviation Cadet Program, earning his pilot wings and returning to the B-29.  He went on to fly many aircraft types over his thirty-year Air Force career, most notably tactical reconnaissance Voodoos in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Phantoms for 100 combat missions in Southeast Asia.  Retiring as a Colonel, Byron earned many commendations, to include the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.

Refusing to ease out of afterburner, Byron joined the FlightSafety International team in 1979, expanding the company, flight instructing, and managing the Montreal and Savannah Learning Centers.  He "retired" for the second time, yet continued to flight instruct and lead as Chief Pilot for Lynn University, and other flying outfits.  Byron's joy of flying, leading, and mentoring carried him and Darlene through many moves and adventures.

Byron is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Jim and Lois Green, and Byron's three sons and their wives; Mark and Denise, Greg and Cheryl, and Dean and Glynis.  "G-Dad" shamelessly spoiled his grandchildren, Mallory, Christopher, Chad, Alex and Sarah.  He was an inspiration to several nieces and nephews.  He mourned the loss of many friends over the years, and will be missed by still more.

Byron and Darlene returned to Savannah in 2007, where they first grew roots in 1980, making Savannah home.  From humble beginnings, Byron savored all opportunities, never settling for average.  Byron often said had he to do it all over again, the only thing he'd do differently is "...wear earplugs whenever around or flying airplanes!"

Byron and Darlene Marvin will be interred together at Arlington National Cemetery in D.C. at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Byron's honor can be made to ORBIS, The Flying Eye Hospital.  [www.orbis.org]

 

 

 

SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES

  

GUEST BOOK

My deepest sympathies to the Marvin family in the loss of your dear loved one. May you be comforted by God's promise to "Swallow up death forever." Isaiah 25:8.

Rose Mayne , Snellville , Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

Best brother a guy could have.

Jim Green, Henderson, NV

The entire Marvin family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Marvin was a special man that I admired. He was always gracious and kind and I will miss him.

Michael Hoffman, Savannah, GA

High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air… . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Mike & Eileen, Peachtree City, GA

An accomplished man. A life well lived. Loved and respected by his family and friends. He will always be missed by those who knew and loved him. Rest In Peace. Our condolences for your loss.

Judy and Mike Leone, Senoia,

Your Dad and Mom were two very special people to Ron and I! You all are in my thoughts and prayers?

Susie Sager, Winter Haven, Fl

My condolences to the Marvin family. At Revelation 21:4 God promises to do away with death forever. For more comfort please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Candle tribute lit by Greg and Beth Cohlmia — Oklahoma

Our sincere condolences to the Marvin family as they mourn their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave & Robin Weber, Peachtree City, GA

Candle tribute lit by Dave & Robin Weber — Georgia

Our sincere condolences to the Marvin family as they send Col.Marvin on his final flight west.

Carl & Kathy Carmichael, Peachtree City, GA

Mr. Byron was a great man. His patience is something I always admired. He loved his family with all his heart and he was a good friend to so many. He will be missed. I will forever be thankful that I knew him and Ms. Darlene.

Shirley Embry Stephens, Eatonton, Ga

Candle tribute lit by James A Reid and family — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Judy & Mike Leone — Georgia

We thank Colonel Marvin for his incredible service to our country. We also share our sincerest condolences to the Marvin family.

Mike and Lori Marcum, Senoia, GA


© Fox & Weeks