Marvin D. Lafferty, the son of Goldie Gipson Lafferty and the late Orvel Lafferty, was born in Gatewood on May 16, 1952, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at the age of 54.
Mr. Lafferty was raised in Southeast Missouri, had spent 20 years in Houston, Texas, and returned to Missouri in 1992, and was a resident of Advance. He had worked as a manager at Triple D Uniforms in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla.
He was married to Brenda Lafferty who makes her home in Perryville.
Other survivors include one son, Eric Lafferty of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer Penn of Houston, Texas; his mother, Goldie Lafferty of Bloomfield; two grandchildren; four brothers, William T. Lafferty of Dallas, Texas, Donald L. Lafferty and James R. Lafferty, both of Bloomfield, Jerry L. Lafferty of Advance; one sister, Annette K. Roberts of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter A. and Edward R. Lafferty.
A visitation is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2006, at the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.