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Marion Garber

September 21, 1960 — February 24, 2023

Ladonia, TX


Marion Garber, age 62, of Commerce, Texas, passed away February 24, 2023, after a brain aneurysm.

He was born in Hartville, Ohio, on September 21, 1960, to the late Ura and Catherine (Troyer) Garber. He was married to Dorcas (Yoder) on March 3, 1982.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dorcas; son Lamar Garber and his wife Kimberly of Clarkson, KY, with their children Kezia, Kenan, Jadon, and Abigail; son Julian Garber and his wife Beth of Cañon City, CO, with their son Jace; daughter Evalina and her husband Derek Overholt of Commerce, TX, with their children Alec, Megan, and Alanna; siblings Rosa (Titus) Martin, of Cincinnati, IA; sister-in-law Karen Garber of Strawberry, AR; Harlan (Linda) Garber, of Stevensville, MT; Wilma (Ernie) Yoder, of Strawberry, AR; Alton (Faith) Garber, of Stewartsville, MO; Marvin (Verna) Garber, of Madras, OR; Marie (Marvin) Miller, of Frankfort, OH; Lavern (Regina) Garber, of Strawberry, AR; Nelson (Lindsey) Garber, of Datil, NM.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Martha, and a brother, Vernon Garber.

Marion moved to Costa Rica prior to his marriage in 1982, where he lived with his growing family for 15 years.

In 1997, he moved to Deer Lodge, TN, with his family. But the Latin culture and people had found a special place in his heart. In the next years, he filled many preaching assignments and helped with numerous missions in Central and South America. He had a deep love for souls and a passion to influence as many people as he could for the Kingdom of God.

In 2009, he, and those of his family still at home, moved to Commerce, TX, where he helped to establish Living Word Believers Church.

             The last five months of his life were spent in McAllen, TX, where he and Dorcas and other mission personnel reached out to many of the thousands of immigrants south of the TexMex border.

He spoke of great joy in speaking to these immigrants about the Lord, and in helping to bring God’s Word to them.

             He ended a recent report of the work at the border with these words, which we believe reflect the burden of his heart: “May we all work faithfully here until that glorious day when we will be ushered into eternity. We trust and pray that many of these migrants will be with us on the dawning of that glorious day!”

As a family, we are deeply grateful for all the support and prayers through this time of unexpected loss and grief.

Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2023 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, funeral service will be 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.  Both visitations and service will be held at 6310 County Road 4717 Commerce, TX 75428.

Pallbearers will be Lamar Garber, Julian Garber, Derek Overholt, Harlan Garber, Alton Garber and Marvin Garber.


“I have fought a good fight,

I have finished my course,

I have kept the faith”      

2 Timothy 4:7

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 27, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, February 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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