Obituary for Michael (Mike) Scott Marcum

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Michael (Mike) Scott Marcum

March 30, 1962 - December 28, 2013

Michael (Mike) Scott Marcum, age 51, passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications Saturday morning, December 28, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, IN. He was a long time resident of Franklin.

Mike was born in Columbia, Missouri on March 30, 1962 to his parents, Alfred O. and Nettie J. (Myer) Marcum. He was a 1980 graduate of Whiteland High School and went on to earn his Associate's Degree in Metallurgical Science and Technology from Oakland City College in Indiana. His certifications are too numerous to list.

Mike was employed as a Welding Instructor at Atterbury Job Corps, Edinburg, Indiana for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked several years for Moran Electric as a journeyman welder, including many years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was an Indy car and drag racing fan. Mike was a member of the American Welding Society and IBEW Local 481.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman and former member of 'Fur Takers of America'. In his younger years he was an extremely successful trapper, setting records and paying off his first new truck with money he earned from fur taking. Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting and forever searching for that elusive mushroom "the size of a breadbox". He also enjoyed socializing with his many friends, especially with longtime buddy, Weiser.

Mike loved spending time with his daughter Magi and was a good, if unconventional parent. He would stick her in his pack basket when she was very young and take her into the woods to identify tracks, deer rubs and scat. Magi claims he once tipped his Toyota over after she called him a sissy while 4-wheeling with her through a creek bog. Then it righted itself. He was, after all, "The Man, BMS".

Mike was a collector of robots, stemming from a fascination of 'Lost in Space' he had as a child. He and brother Steve shared a joint interest in hot wheels and spent many hours running hot wheel tracks through three rooms of a crowded farmhouse. Mike later became an expert marksman with a passion for firearms and our 2nd amendment rights.

Mike Marcum related to and loved the students he taught at Job Corps. He touched countless lives over his 18 year career at Atterbury and without a doubt helped many change into productive citizens with promising careers. He will be missed.

He is survived by his mother: Nettie Marcum of Bradenton, FL.; daughter: Magi C. Marcum of Trafalgar, IN; siblings: Steve (Michelle) Marcum of Kettering, OH.; and Judy (Mark) Warner of Whiteland, IN. Family who also loved him include step-mother Barbara Hunter of Stockton, MO and mother to his child, former wife Julie Young of Trafalgar, IN. According to Magi, her parents "were only a little divorced."

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mike to the: Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 North Graham Road Franklin, Indiana 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Marcum family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 30, 1962
Died: December 28, 2013

Condolences for Michael Marcum

Sandee Trueblood posted on 1/1/00

Nettie, Judy and family, I pray you will feel God's love during this time of loss. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for all of you. Sandee T.


Eleanor Gribble posted on 1/1/00

We are so sad to learn of Mike's death. His father was my cousin whom I knew well as a child. Believe we met Mike as a young boy when he was visiting in Stockton. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.


Lyle and Sharon Johnston posted on 1/1/00

Nettie, we too never met Mike, however we talked of our Mike's and how much we love them, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


Amy Boughner posted on 1/1/00

Mike was a former customer of mine. He was someone I came to cherish. He was a pain at times, always right and knew everything. He had a way of making all o.k. My mommy passed away in May 2010. Mike showed up, on a walker, to the funeral home. He was only there to show what I meant to him, as he had not ever met her. That is a memorey I will remember for life. Thanks for sharing this man with me.


Jesse and Jennifer Marquis posted on 1/1/00

Jesse and I are former welding students of Mikes from 2000 to 2002. We are saddened to hear of his passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Mike will be greatly missed.


erin chamberlinsnyder posted on 1/1/00

I am a school friend of Julies and in the brief time I met mike he seemed to really love his family. I know his family are very extraordinary & thoughtful people. I pray for peace for them all. What a beautifully written obituary as a testimony to mike! I bet he is enjoying heaven immensely.


Nevalin Davis posted on 1/1/00

Nettie,Steve, Judy and other family members. I am so sorry for your loss! I was very saddened by this news. The one thing we can all remember is that he lived life fully. I always told him he would have been a perfect fit in the pioneer days the way He loved the outdoors and trapping. I loved babysitting for the 'Marcum' kids! Boy that seems like forever ago. You all have a special place in my heart. Sending you my heart felt condolences. Nevalin


Ruby Bowman posted on 1/1/00

My sincerest condolences to your family at this time. We knew Mike through work at Atterbury Job Corps. Mike was a very kind and sincere person, who always had the best interest of others at heart. He always did his best to positively influence his students and make a difference in their lives. He will truly be missed.


Kaye Blackwell posted on 1/1/00

My heart goes out to the whole Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mike and I have been friends since high school and I am going to miss talking with him. He always had a way of making others laugh, and his laughter will be deeply missed!


robert frost posted on 1/1/00

very sorry to the family. knowing Mike from school and then being neighbors for several years I remember Mike as always being willing to help friends with anything they needed and enjoy doing so.He will be missed


Katie Welch posted on 1/1/00

I am deeply sorry to Mike's family. Mike was one of my dearest and beloved friends. My heart is breaking at his loss. While it has been many years since our last time together I thought of him often. I tried unsuccessfully to find him throughout the years. Mike always made me smile. He had such a zest for life and was so kind and caring. His love of nature was contagious and endearing. His love for his family was something I cherished. Even as teenagers he never hesitated to express his sensitive side. I was blessed to have him be an important part of my life. I will never forget the joy he brought me and my memories of him will be forever in my heart. I will always love Mike, praying for his family to find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Bless you all....


Don & Jennifer Sanders posted on 1/1/00

To the family of Mike Marcum we send our deepest condolences and prayers. We know that this is indeed a difficult time and we will pray that God's comfort and peace will surround you. Our love goes out to our dear neighbors Judy, Mark, and Molly. We love you all. In Christ, Don, Jennifer, Parker, Caleb, and Ethan Sanders


Lovelene Bauders posted on 1/1/00

I am one of Nettie's best friends in our community at Windmill Manor and I want to express to Nettie and her family my condolences. Nettie talked of Mike many times to me and he will be missed.


Sue Ciccione posted on 1/1/00

Although we never met Mike, we would like to tell you that our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Allen and Patty Mills posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts are with all family and friends during third difficult time. We have known Mike for over 30 years and will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Allen and Patty Mills


Doreen Cullen posted on 1/1/00

I went to school with mike so sorry for your lost R.I.P mike


Peggy Blazek posted on 1/1/00

Nettie I am very sorry for your loss.


Cynthia Shipley-Mongan posted on 1/1/00

Mike was a former classmate. Lots of fond memories in Jr. High. My greatest condolences to all of his family. God bless and may he guide and lead you through this time of miss.


Gene & Glenda Brown posted on 1/1/00

We were so sorry to hear about Mike's death. He was a great guy. Gene and Mike's Dad, Al, were like brothers. May God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love Gene & Glenda


Angela Fry posted on 1/1/00

To the Marcum Family, Kevin & I are very sadden in hearing of Mike's passing. Take comfort in knowing that Mike is in safe hands and is being taken care of by angels. We hope and pray you get the strength to deal with your loss. We will always be there to share in your sorrows. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Kevin & Angela Fry Fort Wayne, IN


John & Lori Mills posted on 1/1/00

Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time.


Roger Robey posted on 1/1/00

As a member of the Friends of Johnson County Public Library, I would like to express my condolences to Mike's family and friends. Mike was instrumental in helping the Friends of the Library raise money to support adult and children's programs at the four branches of Johnson County Public Library. He had taken responsibility for bringing the men and women of the welding classes at Camp Atterbury to move our boxes of books to one of the four libraries in our system for our four annual book sales. This provided an outing for the welding classes and was a large savings to the Friends of the Library and helped us provide programs for patrons of the library throughout Johnson County. On a personal basis, Mike was always friendly, easy to work with, and very professional in all our interactions. We will miss him. Roger Robey, for the Friends of Johnson County Public Library.