Marcus Dale Vawter of St. Clair, Mo., husband of Julie (Poe) Vawter and son of William Oliver and Elsie Alene (Goodman) Vawter, died June 8, 2007, at the age of 51. He was born in July of 1955, at St. Louis, Mo.
He served his country with the U.S. Air Force. On Aug. 10, 2002, he was united in marriage to Julie Poe at Sullivan, Mo. After their marriage the family resided in St. Clair. He was a 31-year employee for Altiva (the former Jefferson-Smurfit) as a maintenance supervisor. His organizational memberships included Local 5056M Teamsters and True Vine Baptist Church of Sullivan.Along with his wife Julie, he is survived by five children, Tabitha Vawter and fiancee Kory Christensen, Stephanie Vawter, Tresa Seals, Shawn and Eric Kelly; six grandchildren, Taylor Michelle, Kamryn Jo, Kaleb Marcus, Kaitlynn Ann, Dominic and Kasondra Seals; five brothers, Lindell Vawter of the state of North Carolina, Harold Vawter of Sullivan, Mo., Mike Vawter of Florida, Keith Vawter of Rolla, Mo., and Kenny Vawter of Sullivan; one sister, Debbie Anderson of Sullivan; and other relatives and friends.Funeral services were held June 11 at the First Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Mo., with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Highland, Ark.Funeral services were under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Mo.