Marvin Houston McBay
October 9, 1926 -
October 13, 2020

Visitation

October 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Service 

October 17, 2020
4:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Marvin Houston McBay, age 94 of Fayetteville will be conducted at 4PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 2PM until time of service. A private interment is scheduled for a later date at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. McBay was born on October 9, 1926 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Ed and Gracie Lee Dollar McBay. He was married for 73 wonderful years to Geraldine Stevenson McBay. Houston retired from Redstone Arsenal and was the owner of H&D Furniture. He loved working and fishing. Houston was a member of VFW Post 2167.

In addition to his wife, Mr. McBay is survived by his sons, Eddy (Dorothy) McBay of Knoxville, TN and Danny (Glenda) McBay of Park City; daughter, Tammy McBay (David) Moore of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Travis (Nikki) McBay, Aaron McBay, Neal (Jenny) McBay, Brian (Kristin) McBay, Andy (Jamie) McBay, and Geriann (Dustin) Harris; and ten great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Houston was preceded in death by twelve siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 32 East Prospect Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Marvin Houston McBay.

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16 Comments

  1. Edward Johnson

    What an honor to have knows Mr. Houston! He certainly was a wonderful man! We’re keeping your family in our prayers! Our Love! Bro. Ed & Lynn

    Reply
  2. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Tammy and family may you find comfort in the days to come and know your in my prayers…

    Reply
  3. Rex Walker

    Danny, our prayers go up for you and all the family during this time of loss.

    Reply
  4. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Eddy and family, So sorry for your loss of Mr. Houston. Even though he lived to be 94, we’re never ready to give our loved ones up. May your precious memories flow your mind and give you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our love, Wanda (Wallace) Williams and Bob Williams

    Reply
  5. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good person and will be missed.

    Reply
  6. Billy Gray & Patsy

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We never like to give them up but sometimes it comes to that.
    You and the4 family are in our prayers

    Reply
  7. jerry reese

    Sorry for the loss of your dad Danny

    Reply
  8. Diana McBay

    Tammy and families; There are no words that can be spoken to relieve your heartache. Hold on to the memories you made with your sweet daddy, tuck them away safely in your heart and as times goes by they will become bittersweet treasures for you to remember the good times. Please remember that Dennis and I thought the world of Houston, as he called him his Great Uncle Houston, I never heard him say just “Houston” it was always Great Uncle Houston. He often said he reminded him of his daddy after the passing of J.T. usually after we had stopped by the shop to visit him. I know I often would ask him questions about his parents and siblings and he could answer them until his memory faded. I am thankful for what he shared with me. He was a GREAT man indeed. Love you guys and know that I am praying for you all to find peace in knowing he is resting in the arms of Jesus and whole once again.

    Reply
  9. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Tammy,
    We are so sorry to hear this but you can take solace in knowing you were a great daughter to him and did all you did for him with love. We are thinking and praying for you. Love Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  10. Jake Shaw

    Danny, Tammy,. and. Family. I am so sorry. Praying for you

    Reply
  11. Jeanie Hyde

    Tammy and Family,
    Mr. Houston was a good man. It was always nice to stop by and visit with y’all. He was so
    Kind and loving to the children and enjoyed seeing them. He also took good care of Erle and we we appreciated him giving him a happy home! I wish I could be with you now but know I am with you in thoughts and prayers. Love to your Family.

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Tammy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the fact that he is at peace now and that no daughter could have been more loving and caring during his time of need. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  13. Dora Barnes

    So very sorry to learn of Mr. McBay’s passing. He was a fine gentleman. Sending hugs to yall.

    Reply
  14. Donnie J Currin

    Sorry for your loss Tammy .

    Reply
  15. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Tammy, I smiled when I read that your mama and daddy were married for 73 years! Totally awesome! He was a really good man and how blessed you were to have had him in your life all these years….but it is never enough when it is someone you love so much. Will be thinking of you with much love and praying that you feel God’s arms hugging he you close.

    Reply
  16. Lenace Hyde

    To the family of Mr. Houston,
    I loved this man and the times I got to see and visit with him. He was always such a sweet man. I always enjoyed the time I spent talking to him. He accomplished 94 years which says so much about Mr. Houston.
    Prayers to all of his family at this time. He will be missed.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Edward Johnson

    What an honor to have knows Mr. Houston! He certainly was a wonderful man! We’re keeping your family in our prayers! Our Love! Bro. Ed & Lynn

    Reply
  2. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Tammy and family may you find comfort in the days to come and know your in my prayers…

    Reply
  3. Rex Walker

    Danny, our prayers go up for you and all the family during this time of loss.

    Reply
  4. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Eddy and family, So sorry for your loss of Mr. Houston. Even though he lived to be 94, we’re never ready to give our loved ones up. May your precious memories flow your mind and give you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our love, Wanda (Wallace) Williams and Bob Williams

    Reply
  5. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good person and will be missed.

    Reply
  6. Billy Gray & Patsy

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We never like to give them up but sometimes it comes to that.
    You and the4 family are in our prayers

    Reply
  7. jerry reese

    Sorry for the loss of your dad Danny

    Reply
  8. Diana McBay

    Tammy and families; There are no words that can be spoken to relieve your heartache. Hold on to the memories you made with your sweet daddy, tuck them away safely in your heart and as times goes by they will become bittersweet treasures for you to remember the good times. Please remember that Dennis and I thought the world of Houston, as he called him his Great Uncle Houston, I never heard him say just “Houston” it was always Great Uncle Houston. He often said he reminded him of his daddy after the passing of J.T. usually after we had stopped by the shop to visit him. I know I often would ask him questions about his parents and siblings and he could answer them until his memory faded. I am thankful for what he shared with me. He was a GREAT man indeed. Love you guys and know that I am praying for you all to find peace in knowing he is resting in the arms of Jesus and whole once again.

    Reply
  9. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Tammy,
    We are so sorry to hear this but you can take solace in knowing you were a great daughter to him and did all you did for him with love. We are thinking and praying for you. Love Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  10. Jake Shaw

    Danny, Tammy,. and. Family. I am so sorry. Praying for you

    Reply
  11. Jeanie Hyde

    Tammy and Family,
    Mr. Houston was a good man. It was always nice to stop by and visit with y’all. He was so
    Kind and loving to the children and enjoyed seeing them. He also took good care of Erle and we we appreciated him giving him a happy home! I wish I could be with you now but know I am with you in thoughts and prayers. Love to your Family.

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Tammy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the fact that he is at peace now and that no daughter could have been more loving and caring during his time of need. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  13. Dora Barnes

    So very sorry to learn of Mr. McBay’s passing. He was a fine gentleman. Sending hugs to yall.

    Reply
  14. Donnie J Currin

    Sorry for your loss Tammy .

    Reply
  15. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Tammy, I smiled when I read that your mama and daddy were married for 73 years! Totally awesome! He was a really good man and how blessed you were to have had him in your life all these years….but it is never enough when it is someone you love so much. Will be thinking of you with much love and praying that you feel God’s arms hugging he you close.

    Reply
  16. Lenace Hyde

    To the family of Mr. Houston,
    I loved this man and the times I got to see and visit with him. He was always such a sweet man. I always enjoyed the time I spent talking to him. He accomplished 94 years which says so much about Mr. Houston.
    Prayers to all of his family at this time. He will be missed.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply

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