Marvin C. “Dean” Avant, Sr., 72, of Star City passed away on April 6, 2018 in Monticello.
He was born May 29, 1945 in Hampton and was the son of the late Marvin E. Avant and Ollie Frances Grisham Avant.
He was a retired mechanic, United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam, and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Georgia Avant Barnett; two nieces, Stephanie Barnett Beard and Tonya Funderburg; and one nephew, Jamie Avant.
Survivors include one son, Marvin C. “Pee Wee” Avant, Jr. of Star City; a daughter, Cheryl Avant Hurst and husband Steven of Guthrie, Oklahoma; a stepdaughter, Helen Adkins of Guthrie, Oklahoma; a brother, Robert Avant of Star City; a sister, Mary Martindale of Star City; two grandsons, Daniel Jarvis and Jonathan Thomas both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Brandy Anderson of Canton, Oklahoma; a great-granddaughter, Macie Anderson of Canton, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m.