by Rita Cox

Marion Louis Goehl, 69, of LaBelle, Mo., died September 3, 2015, at his residence in LaBelle.

He was born on May 26, 1946, in Quincy, IL, the son of Marion Walter and Hazel Louise Miller Goehl.

Marion graduated from LaBelle High School. Marion served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed for MFA Oil Company as a transport driver for sixteen years till his retirement. He was a member of the LaBelle Fire Department, attended the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he served as a greeter and was always willing to help the church whenever needed. He loved restoring old tractors and was also excited and proud that he was scheduled to go on the Great River Honor Flight in Washington D.C.

Surviving are two step children, Kellie (Jeff) Moyers of Moberly, Mo., and Tommy (Melissa) Bowen of LaBelle, Mo., sister Debbie Buckwalter of Canton, Mo., four step grandchildren, Blain Bowen, Kris, Mori, and Kelcey Moyers; mother-in-law Betty Walker of Ewing, Mo., nephews, Carl, Craig and Cyle Buckwalter, James and Charles Savage, niece Dawn Sweet, and his fiance Jewel Nichols of Memphis, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Dorthey Savage.

Funeral services were held September 8, 2015, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Mo., with Pastor James Salter officiating. Music provided by Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir. Casket bearers: Kyle Clay, Blaine Bowen, Tommy Bowen, Jeremy Rayl, Charles Savage and Roy Lewis.

Burial with full military rites was in the LaBelle Cemetery conducted by Lewistown American Legion Post 578.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.