John Louis “Jocko” Marrs

SEARS — John Louis “Jocko” Marrs, 70, of Sears, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, from a lingering illness.

John was born on June 24, 1945, in Reed City, to Louis Lee “Dude” and MaDonna (Kallas) Marrs. He graduated from Evart High School in 1963. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked in the oil fields as a rough neck. Jocko loved fishing and hunting.

John is survived by a daughter, Delia Marrs, of Sears; two sons, John Marrs, of Sears and Joe Marrs, of Sears; five grandchildren; two sisters, Poppy (Bob) Boyd, of Barryton and Delia Penny, of Detroit; three nieces;and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Dave Evans.

John will be buried next to his mother in Forest Hill Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to offset funeral expenses.