Marvin Deane Morey, 61, of Assumption, formerly of Cambridge and rural Kewanee, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Pana Community Hospital.

Marvin Deane Morey, 61, of Assumption, formerly of Cambridge and rural Kewanee, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Pana Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, in Pana. Pastor Amanda Richards and Pastor Dan Wright officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Cremation rites followed the service. A celebration of life gathering will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Valley View Country Club, in Cambridge.

Memorials may be made to the Marvin Morey Memorial Account, to be given toward The Fallen Lineman Charity and will be accepted by the State Bank of Toulon in Kewanee, or by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.

Marvin was born April 21, 1956, in Kewanee, the son of Deane and Marjorie (Asbell) Morey. He married Joyce Blair on Aug. 20, 1977, in Cambridge. She survives him.

Marvin was a Journeyman Lineman for Ameren of Illinois and was able to share his passion for line work by teaching others as the Superintendent of Electrical Training for Ameren of Illinois.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cambridge; Fairview United Methodist Church, in Sheffield; and First United Methodist Church of Pana, where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed being part of the CrossFit of Mt. Zion. He loved to travel, motorcycles, horses and bicycles. He had achieved his dream of becoming a farmer. A quiet but devoted man who loved his family, being a Papa was his proudest achievement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Deane (Christine) Morey of Sutter and Blair (Nichelle) Morey of Kewanee; daughter, Rebekah (fiance Matt Frisk) Morey of Kewanee; special grandchildren, Emma, Josiah and Scarlett Morey and Caden Humphrey; sisters, Diana (Tunis) Hunt of South Carolina, Cheryl (Dennis) Evert of Cambridge and Wendy (John) Mowery of Pennsylvania; and brothers, Doug (Celeste) Morey of Florida and Paul (Susan) Mariman of Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.