Thomas "Tom" Lee Marling

Thursday, November 5th, 1942 - Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Thomas “Tom” Lee Marling, 76, of Beech Bottom, WV, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away at 5:47 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Mary Jane Brooks Valley Hospice Care Center, Steubenville, OH.

Tom was born on November 5, 1942 in Martins Ferry, OH. He was the son of the late Thomas Marling and Leatrice M. (Graham) Strama.

Tom served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a foreman at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp for many years. Many will remember Tom for his love of wood working and painting, enjoying the great outdoors, boating and fishing.

Tom is survived by four children, Ron Marling and his wife, Jill, Janean Christy and her husband, Lloyd, Tom Marling and Beth Marling, three grandchildren, Kayla Amato and her husband, Eric, Logan Barnes, Aidan Marling and two great grandchildren, Grace and Beau Amato, a sister, Regina Donahue of Shadyside, OH, three step siblings, JoEllen, Jeff and Jordan and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his birth family, Tom is survived by his companion of 30 years, Wanda Jones of Beech Bottom, WV, Wanda’s family, three children, his adopted family, Debbie Taylor of Myrtle Beach, SC, William Jones and his wife, Kelly of Beech Bottom, WV and Elsie Jones of Wheeling, WV, her seven grandchildren, Atasica Long and her husband, Joe, Chase Taylor, LaRay Taylor, Kayla Smith and her husband, Michael, Stephen Jones and his wife, Katelynn, and Abigail and Alex Baker, her eight great grandchildren, his furry friend, TJ and best friend, Lisa Weisgerber.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 5:00 until time of Funeral Service at 7:00 PM at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, (304)737-3551 with Pastor Joe Ryan of the Paris Church of the Nazarene, officiating with Military Honors by the WV Army National Guard, the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad and a flag line by the WV Patriot Guard.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, March 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Chambers Funeral Home
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Monday, March 4th, 2019 7:00pm
    Chambers Funeral Home
    1030 Main Street
    WELLSBURG, WV 26070
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jean Donahue

Posted at 10:00am
Tom was my big brother. He was 4yrs. older than me. When we were growing up I always followed in his footsteps. He got a baseball glove, I had to have one too. He got a baseball uniform, I had to have one too. Everything he got I had to have one too, except the cheaper kiddie version. He tormented me like brothers are likely to do and I tried very hard to kill him sometimes, but, he always squirmed out of it somehow! The passed several years, our roles kind of reversed. He would call me to help him remember something or someone or to ask my opinion about something. Many people don't know that Tom was a very good cook and we were always swapping recipes. He loved my potato soup and was partial to my creamy bean soup. He was also a good artist and wood worker. He made some beautiful pieces of furniture and remodeled his entire house in Martins Ferry. RIP Tom

Anne, Amanda, and Nick Wilks

Posted at 08:06am
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Mike Mayle

Posted at 11:12am
Always Remember Seeing Him Do Little Projects Outside Of His House On Elm Street in Martins Ferry As A Kid. My Condolences to Ron, Tommy, Janeen, Marybeth, And The Rest Of The Family. R.I.P. Mr. Marling.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard

Posted at 03:44am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas Lee Marling, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Thomas Lee Marling, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Cheryl Reed

Posted at 11:57pm
There are a lot of memories of when we were young, and you hung out with my brothers. You seemed more ike one of them than a cousin. Now you are pain free. May you rest in peace . Love you.

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