Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Douglas J. Marrs

February 17, 1954 - May 10, 2020


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    Chris Jenkins says

    I am gonna miss you so much it’s gonna hurt for a very long time. As tears fill my eyes with sadness, a hole has also been torn out of my heart that will never be replaced. You always believed in me especially when everyone else had given up. Wherever you arenow, know this pops. You were the greatest man I ever knew and will love you forever!!!

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    Carol Leonard (Scott Tingley) says

    Doug had one contagious smile! Great and talented musician. Such a friendly guy and so generous. Generous with place up on the hill!! I did not know Doug well, as I met him and hung with he and Scott Tingley just a few times. But I know some stories. I have been hearing them this morning while Scott reminisces about their good times together. It was good times! Awesome Music! And even Delicious margaritas and food….I remember the big tadoo with that margarita machine, and their sign. And the mornings? I know Doug believed in his can of tomato juice..EVERY DAY!!
    May Doug be RIPeace and getting Lived on by all if those whom preceded him to heaven. Prayers, Strength and Peace be with you, the family. I know it is not easy to lose your guiding light, your major supporter, and your biggest cheerleader.
    My only regret, as I know it is for many, never enough time together celebrating, playing music, and just sharing time and stories together.
    So long Doug! We shall see you in the other side..

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    WM. Red Skelton says

    Met Doug so long ago. A bright day in my life. I spent two days with him and Bud Brice. Later I did a lot of business with Doug, became a friend of the wonderful family of his. When the Mobile home business went soft we weren’t in touch as much but continued our friendship as best as men do. I always considered Doug one of my best friends.. We were together when we couldn’t spend all our money and when we didn’t have any to spend. I’ll miss you Doug and will pray for you always. Till Then. Red Skelton

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    Mark Ramsey says

    So many great memories of Doug and now a sad feeling of loss. He was a great friend and business partner. Always a positive attitude and he made me laugh so many times from his endless supply of great jokes. We will all miss him.

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    Debbie Beckham says

    My sunshine smile cousin! Time before our last lunch we were going to the river boat. I had ever gone. He said come with me
    You will be my good luck. He played a few games as I attently watched him lose. He turned and said “Deb you better move on.” With his big smile. I left remembering how polite he was ! Gamble and win for us in those golden gates!! Love you cuz!!!!!!

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    Tabatha Weaver says

    I am sure going to miss you Uncle Doug. Thank you for providing me with a childhood full of amazing memories and fun. Your house was always that magical fun place where we would never want to leave. I will never forget singing Diamond Rio with you and the amazing 4th of July parties, you singing your folk songs to us as kids (Froggy went a courtin and the little black duck). I could go on forever about how wonderful you were. Never met a stranger, always willing to go out of your way to make someone feel welcome. I love you. Please take good care of my Momma. I know you all are playing some Rocky Top for Grandma and she is probably dancing her feet off. ♡

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    Donna says

    My brother Doug,
    I love you with all my heart. As siblings, we had our ups & downs but oh how we enjoyed life lessons together. We had a great many memories growing up together through the years….first kindergarten; you holding my hand as we walked to school & defending off anyone who tried to talk to me. Lol I recall walking to Howell Park for swimming lessons, attending classes@ Daniel Wertz where you got your mouth washed out for cussing( sh^t). Such fond memories watching you learn to play the guitar. Hurrying home after school to try again & again until you prefected it. Garage practices, school dances, neighborhood hide and seek, kick the can, King of 4 square & I was Queen of tetherball, clabber tournaments within our home on rainy days, and Oh my how the music filled our home. Songs, laughter, and always jokes/ pranks on someone.
    I love our family & will miss my “Irish Twin” Brother. I will always have an empty spot in my heart until we meet again…..tell Dad, Mom, Sis, & others hello & take my love to them.

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    James Runyon says

    I remember the first time we got together and decided to learn songs off of the radio. From there we learned more and more then Dalton and Kazmerik joined the two of us and we had a band. I switched to Bass and you and Gary played leads and rhythm. That was a great time in my life. I will always remember you as my close friend. See you soon.

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Douglas J. Marrs, 66, passed away on May 10, 2020 at Willowdale Village.

Doug was born to James L. and Dorothy E. (Turner) Marrs on February 17, 1954 in Evansville, Indiana. Throughout the years, he was a successful insurance agent, he played guitar in numerous bands, and he was a small business owner (Homes From Marrs) while he raised three children with his former spouse, Dinah L. (Marrs) Schum in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Doug had a passion for music, cooking, telling jokes and entertaining. He was a competitive Clabber player; avid fisherman, phenomenal horseshoe player, and he enjoyed the occasional hunting trip. In addition to his great sense of humor, Doug was known for his hospitality and he took pride in his “House on the Hill”, the stage for numerous get-togethers, thus providing life-long memories for his family and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Doris Beaven, and two granddaughters, Valerie and Rozlyn. He is survived by his children, Jill VanHoosier (Stan Werne), Jamey (Holly) Marrs, and Jackie (John) Barnett, eight grandchildren, Gavin Barnett, Vanessa Barnett, Kalyn Marrs, Alexa VanHoosier, Aidan VanHoosier, Chloe Barnett, Colton Marrs, Kaleb Marrs, his siblings Donna (Tony) Feagley, David Marrs (Susie Bergstrom), and Donald (Stephanie) Marrs, as well as an uncle, aunts, and an array of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Doug will be laid to rest beside his parents following a funeral service on Thursday, May 14th at 12 p.m. at Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park, 1800 St. George Road, Evansville, Indiana. Friends and family can visit from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunset to assist the family with Doug’s funeral expenses.