Hubert Foster Marvel

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Hubert Foster Marvel

Hubert Foster Marvel, a strong Christian man passed away at home surrounded by family on March 30, 2014 in Wichita Falls. He finally found peace from his seven year long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

A celebration memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the First Christian Church of Wichita Falls.

The family will receive visitors in the Parlor at First Christian Church after the service.

Hubert (Herb) F. Marvel was born in Mokane, Oklahoma to Louis and Hazel Marvel, May 11, 1927. They moved to Panhandle, Texas as a child where he spent his formative years. After high school he volunteered for the Navy in 1945 and proudly served his country for eighteen months.

After leaving the Navy, he entered North Texas State University where he received his bachelors and masters degrees. While in college he met his wife of 62 years Sandrea Brinkman who he affectionately referred to as the “Chief.”

For 37 years Herb was a football, track coach for the Wichita Falls ISD. During his career at Wichita Falls High School, he coached two state championship football teams, winning one of those finals in 1969. During this time, he was considered a track coach legend in the State of Texas and led many young men to state competitions. Once a Coyote always a Coyote. Herb spent his summers following the wheat harvest from Texas to North Dakota for 45 years. Upon his retirement in 1987 he then began another career of volunteering. He spent 19 years serving as the track coordinator for the Senior Olympics of North Texas; served with Child Advocates for 15 years; and served as coordinator for the Fantasy of Lights Basketball Tournament. He has been a dedicated member of First Christian Church since 1954, serving as diaconate and elder. He was also a song leader for his Sunday school class for 32 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ernie. He is survived by his wife Sandrea, one daughter Chris Ellen Marvel and husband Paul Loskot, one son Lance Foster Marvel and wife Barbara, grandchildren Nathaniel, Claire, Lauren, Katie and Ashlen.

He also leaves behind two greatgrand children Charlotte and Sheppard.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.lunnscolonial.com.

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darren.sherrill#305175 writes:

my favorite coach at OLD HIGH

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