James Edward Marcoux, 81, of Midland, Michigan, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on March 22, 2020, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jim was born September 21, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan to Earl and Etta (Warner) Marcoux, the oldest of six children. He enlisted in the Army in 1956 and married Judy Miller on September 10, 1960 in Saginaw, Michigan, Jim spent his career in the Army as a military police officer, retiring as a staff sergeant in 1979. During his time in the military, he was deployed to Korea and fought in the Vietnam war during two separate tours. He earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After retiring, he moved the family from Saginaw, Michigan to Sanford, Michigan where he bought several acres of land so that he could enjoy his favorite hobby . . . hunting. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles with his daughter Sheri, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, camping, and raising German Shepherds.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Judy of 59 years, four children — Debbie (Tim) Barr of Waterford, MI; Sheri (Jim) Matthews of Midland, MI; Dawn (John) Szymanski of Midland, MI; Jim (Jennifer) Marcoux of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Tabitha White, Kevin Marcoux, Mitchell Matthews, Chrystal Matthews, Christopher Matthews, Jamie (John) Haag, Tiffany (Charles) Curtis, Ashlie Szymanski and Preston Marcoux; Siblings — Carol (Duane) Miller, Dick (Geri) Marcoux, Terry (Helen) Marcoux, Sally (Ed) Hitt, and Linda (Jerry) Laraby as well as several great grandchildren, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Earl Marcoux and Etta Heck and his grandsons Michael Matthews and LCpl Steven J. Szymanski.
A special thank you to MidMichigan Home Care and Hospice for their loving care and support during his final days.
Memorial services for Jim Marcoux will be held at a later date. Burial will follow at Midland Municipal Cemetery, 3017 Orchard Dr, Midland, MI 48640.
Memorial donations may be sent to Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund or National Pancreatic
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