Huey Marvel

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Huey Wayne “Captain Tubby” Marvel passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Wayne was born in Bogalusa on Dec. 26, 1944, and was known as “Zeke” by many of his childhood friends. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict serving in the Philippines. After returning from overseas, he obtained his captain’s license and operated tugboats for many years from St. Louis on the Mississippi River to the end of the Intracoastal Waterway at Carrabelle, Florida.

When Wayne was not working on the river, he was a talented and avid drummer and his main mode of transportation was his beloved Harley Davidson, Geraldine. He never had pets because he was always on the waterways with his work, but upon retiring back home in Bogalusa he became very attached to his nine cats.

He is survived by his wife, Angelon Pardon; his son, Wendall Marvel and daughter-in-law, Dawna; two grandsons, Aiden and Corbin Marvel; his brother, Charles “Chuck” Nassauer; his sister, Melba Nassauer Beal and brother-in-law, Richard; family friend Earl Brady; as well as many cousins that he loved along with his niece.

He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Marvel who was killed on the battlefield in the Philippines during World War II; his mother, Mary Stafford Nassauer; and his stepfather, C. J. “Charlie” Nassauer.

A memorial service will be held at Monroe Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. Pastor Chad Jenkins will officiate. It will be followed by a brief graveside service in Ponemah Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to ride their motorcycles in the procession from the church to the cemetery.

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