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Marlon Dwaine Zuber

Marlon Dwaine Zuber

Marlon Dwaine Zuber, 64, went to be with our Lord on August 24, 2021, surrounded by love and family.
He was born to Harvey and Marshall Ann Patterson Zuber on April 20, 1957, in Lubbock.
Marlon grew up in Morton, where he married Gayla Trull in 1977.
He was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather ‘Poppy.’
Marlon was a farmer, an oil transporter, and above all, a devoted family man.
He was an avid reader, history connoisseur and a master of witty banter.
Marlon took great pleasure in life’s simplicities. He never missed a opportunity to enjoy his coveted Sonic Dr Pepper and “people watch” as he would put it, and was forever questing for the perfectly cooked prime rib.
He enjoyed long scenic drives, working in his yard, old western movies and had a love for vintage tractors, and classic cars.
“Poppy,” as his grandkids called him, loved spending time taking trips with them, watching movies, going for a sonic run and just hanging out.
Another favorite pastime was simply sitting on the back porch on a perfect evening, listening to the chaotic sounds of a large family gathering, reminiscing on the good ole days and imparting his wisdom onto the younger generations.
He had an enormous heart that was often neatly tucked away behind his trademark pressed, button-up Hawaiian shirts.
Marlon is survived by his wife, Gayla, of Lubbock; daughter, Jennifer and husband, Greg Kopecky of Lubbock; daughter, Jodi and husband, Brad Kring of Lubbock; four grandchildren: Aidan, Atleigh, Berklee Davis and Beckett Kopecky of Lubbock; sister, Sonia and husband, Sam Moore of Oak Point, Texas; sister, Malisa and husband, Ron Witherspoon of Corpus Christi; mother, Marshall Ann Lester of Lubbock; and numerous nephews and nieces
Marlon was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Dennis.
A celebration of life visitation for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at First Church of Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Avenue of Lubbock.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, for remembrance gifts or memorial donation to be given in Marlon’s name to the Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center of Lubbock.

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