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Colonel Leroy "Lee" Marcum

May 26, 1940 — August 12, 2021

Colonel Leroy “Lee” Marcum, 81, of Greenfield, Indiana passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021.

He was born on Sunday, May 26, 1940 to the late Colonel Adam Marcum and Lena Alice (Mikel) Neal in Alpha, Kentucky.

Lee enlisted in the United State Marines Corp on December 15, 1958 after graduating High School. He served four years in the Marines and was stationed many places including Japan. He was honorably discharged on December 14, 1962 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

For 33 years Lee worked in new and used car sales retiring from Eastgate Chrysler. Over the years he worked in several fields including working with his brother at Marcum Pools, buying homes, flipping some of them and then selling them and leasing his own rental properties in Indianapolis and Greenfield.

He loved to travel and took several cruises over the years. One of his favorite places he visited was Maine. He and Carole traveled all around the United States, and they lived in many states including Indiana, Ohio, California, Kentucky and Florida. He loved to fish as well. One of his favorite places was Lake Cumberland. He also fished in Alabama and once while in Georgia they brought home over 400 Crappie.

Lee is survived by his wife, Carole Lynne (Smith) Marcum of Greenfield, IN; children, Michelle West and her husband Rick of Mooresville, IN, William (Billy) Barnes and his wife LeeAnn of Nineveh, IN; grandchildren, Conner Marcum of Eden, IN, Brian Hockett and his wife Melissa of IL, Michael Barnes and his wife Alissa of Greenfield, IN, Alicia Haupt and her husband Travis of Camby, IN, Brayden West of Mooresville, IN; great grandchildren, Macie Hockett, Blakley Hockett, Elsie Barnes, Freyja Barnes, Gunner (Travis) Haupt; siblings, Ken Marcum of CA, Louise “Boots” Marcum Curtis of Greenfield, IN, Paul Neal and his wife Barbara of Greenfield, IN, Betty Neal Spangler and her husband Benny of Monticello, KY, Kathy Neal Ferge and her husband Dean of McCordsville, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Todd Adam Marcum; father, Colonel Adam Marcum; mother, Alice (Mikel) Marcum Neal; stepfather, Homer Neal; sister, Darlene Neal; brothers, Alfred Raymond Marcum, Jerry Neal, Rickey Neal, Donnie Neal; and granddaughter, Andrea Warfield.

There are no services planned at this time.
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