Marvin Ernest Penick, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at his home in Lakin.
He was born June 1, 1921 to George Edward Penick and Martha Ellen Riley Penick in Elkhart.
He married Norma Ruth Ownbey on June 2, 1940. She preceded him in death.
He spent his early life in Elkhart and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1939.
He was saved at the age of 14 and baptized at the First Baptist Church in Elkhart.
In 1940, Marvin enrolled with Norma in the Bible Institute of Los Angeles to prepare for the ministry. Marvin's life was always characterized by a strong commitment to the God he loved and to daily study of the Bible.
He pastored Baptist churches in St. John, Wilmore and Sharon before moving to Lakin in 1951 where he became pastor of the newly established Lakin Baptist Temple and pastored there until 1966.
Survivors include six children: Norman (Ann) Penick, Tulsa, Okla., Virginia (Doug) Crabtree, Amado, Ariz., Andrew (Linda) Penick, Lakin, Bernarr (Sue) Penick, Crowley, Colo., Vivian (Trevor) Baldwin, Owasso, Okla., and Stephen (Cathy) Penick, Pawnee Rock; 25 grandchildren; and 61 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Floyd, Arnold and Bernard Penick; daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen (Carter) Penick in 1991; and great-granddaughter, Katlyn ReNae Neilson in 2010.
• Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Lakin Wesleyan Church at 607 Kraus Street in Lakin with the Rev. James D. Tyson and the Rev. Kenton Connor presiding.
Burial will be in the Lakin Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Lakin Wesleyan Church on Friday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Victory Baptist Church of Lakin and should be sent in care of the Grant County Funeral Home, 218 S Main Street, Ulysses, KS 67880.