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Lyle Marcum


February 23, 1933
September 26, 2020

Funeral Private family Mass of Christian Burial
Graveside Service 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 2, 2020 - Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Central City

It’s been a “good show.” Lyle “Fish” Marcum died peacefully in Mt. Vernon, IL on September, 26, 2020 at the age of 87.

Fish is survived by the love of his life, Patricia “Trish” Marcum (Langenfeld); 4 “rum dum” sons; Tony Marcum and fiance Nicole Brooks of Centralia, Perry Marcum and wife Cheryl of Belleville, IL, Scott Marcum and wife Lisa of Centralia, IL, and Byron Marcum and wife Ashley of Centralia, IL. 10 grandchildren, Lance Marcum, Quinton Marcum, Erin (Marcum) Mooney, Jay Marcum, Randi Marcum, Carly (Marcum) Kane, Bryn Marcum, Libby (Marcum) Wells, Ryan Marcum, Piper Marcum. And 8 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.

Fish was born on February 23, 1933 in Centralia, IL to Stacy and Agnes Marcum. He was preceded in death by his twin sister and seven other siblings who all grew up on Rexford street in Centralia. He graduated from Centralia High School in 1951. He served in the Airforce as an air traffic controller. He later graduated from SIU with a teaching degree. He married Patricia Langenfeld, March 2, 1957. They loved each other passionately for 63 years. He taught Algebra and coached at Selmaville Grade School for 35 years.

Fish was known for being the best dressed golfer at Colonial Golf Course of the last 100 years. He is also known for his incredible slow pitching skills when he played softball. He lived by a simple rule of thumb when it came to his diet of nothing green unless it was candy. He was a beloved Grandpa. He was the most caring grandpa a kid could ask for and was constantly bringing grandma’s pies all over Southern Illinois.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Lyle “Fish” Marcum with arrangements. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held with the family. Friends are invited to a public graveside service at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 2, 2020 with Fr. Jim Nall officiating at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Central City where social distancing protocol will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Fish’s honor to Mount Evergreen Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Fish may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.