In Memory of




Obituary for William Arthur Marcum

William Arthur Marcum (also known as Bill Marcum) 86 of Breeden West Virginia was called home to be with the Lord to live in a place of eternal peace, rest, and joy on March 31st, 2024. He was born on September 23, 1937, to the late William and Sarah Ellen (Stafford) Marcum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters Jessie Morgan of Louisa KY, and Laura Howe of Springfield TN, two son- n- laws Steven Ray Morgan of Breeden, WV and Royce Woolever of Circleville, OH and a grandson Anthony Pompa of Springfield TN. Also proceeding him in death were sisters, Audrey, Essie, Willie, Eva, Effie, Opal, Roanna, and Imogene and brothers Roscoe, GD, Elmer, Ermal, Glen, Everette, Thaddeus, and a special friend/brother in the Lord, Jessie Messer.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Remona Marcum, granddaughters whom he had raised or was raising as his own Emilee Morgan of Owingsville, KY, Nadilee Morgan and Haylee Morgan of Breeden, WV, daughters Arthena (Frank) Clifton of Warsaw MO and Wanda Woolever (Ray) of Adairville, KY and Son-n-law, Jim Howe of Springfield TN. Grandchildren BreAnn(Brandon) Burnette of Truxton NY, Erica Pompa of Baldwinsville NY, Bill Oppenheimer of Hendersonville TN, John Pompa Jr. of Reynoldsburg, OH and Michelle Pompa of Columbus OH, and Sarah Hicks of Burneyville, OK. Arthur was also blessed with 12 great- grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Arthur was a devout Christian who loved serving the Lord above all else. During his many years as a Christian, the last 25 years were as a member of the Little White Church at Marrowbone, WV where he served in the capacity of Deacon, Elder, and Trustee. He loved his family dearly and his prayer was to see them saved and join him in heaven someday. He never met a stranger and he always had something to say about the goodness of the Lord and he would say that he had truly been blessed.
Arthur was also an avid gun collector/trader. He loved his gun- trading buddies and enjoyed every time they gathered together for some trade time…. Arthur will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Per his wish, Arthur will be cremated and remains buried in the GD Marcum Cemetery at Dingess, WV next to his daughter Jessie. A celebration of life service will be held in his honor at The Little White Church on Marrowbone (Will Be Announced At A Later Date). A life’s crown he has won and he is now walking the streets of gold with the Lord and all his loved ones who arrived there before him and is awaiting the arrival of those who will follow…