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Michael S. “Mike” Marcum, 51, Franklin

Michael (Mike) Scott Marcum, 51, long-time resident of Franklin, passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications Saturday morning, Dec. 28, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

Mike was born in Columbia, Mo. March 30, 1962 to Alfred O. and Nettie J. (Myer) Marcum. He was a 1980 graduate of Whiteland High School and went on to earn his associate's degree in metallurgical science and technology from Oakland City College in Indiana. His certifications are too numerous to list.

Mike was employed as a welding instructor at Atterbury Job Corps, Edinburg, for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked several years for Moran Electric as a journeyman welder, including many years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was an Indy car and drag-racing fan. Mike was a member of the American Welding Society and IBEW Local 481.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman and former member of Fur Takers of America. In his younger years he was an extremely successful trapper, setting records and paying off his first new truck with money he earned from fur taking. Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting and forever searching for that elusive mushroom “the size of a breadbox.” He also enjoyed socializing with his many friends, especially with longtime buddy, Weiser.

Mike loved spending time with his daughter, Magi, and was a good, if unconventional, parent. He would stick her in his pack basket when she was very young and take her into the woods to identify tracks, deer rubs and scat. Magi claims he once tipped his Toyota over after she called him a sissy while 4-wheeling with her through a creek bog. Then it righted itself. He was, after all, “The Man, BMS”.

Mike was a collector of robots, stemming from a fascination with "Lost in Space" he had as a child. He and brother, Steve, shared a joint interest in Hot Wheels and spent many hours running Hot Wheel tracks through three rooms of a crowded farmhouse. Mike later became an expert marksman with a passion for firearms and Second Amendment rights.

Mike Marcum related to and loved the students he taught at Job Corps. He touched countless lives over his 18-year career at Atterbury and, without a doubt, helped many change into productive citizens with promising careers. He will be missed.

He is survived by his mother, Nettie Marcum of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter, Magi C. Marcum of Trafalgar; siblings, Steve (Michelle) Marcum of Kettering, Ohio; and Judy (Mark) Warner of Whiteland. Family who also loved him include step-mother, Barbara Hunter of Stockton, Mo.; and mother to his child, former wife, Julie Young of Trafalgar According to Magi, her parents “were only a little divorced.”

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday, Jan. 3. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Mike to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131. 

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Marcum family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • June 30
    Bible study offered at inn
    1 to 2:30 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • June 30
    BC Commissioners
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 1
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • July 2
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 2
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • July 2
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 2
    Bluebird Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 2
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 School House Lane
  • July 2
    BC Garden Club
    9:45 a.m. Salt Creek Plaza parking lot near McDonald's
  • July 3
    Bean Blossom farmers market
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 3
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 3
    Live music at bar
    7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 10 to 11:30 p.m. Big Busted Bar, 44 N. Van Buren St.
  • July 3
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • July 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 4
    Hog roast before the fireworks
    6 to 9 p.m. BC (Nashville) Fire, 231 E. Main St.
  • July 4
    Live raptors at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 4
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • July 4
    The Mizfits band at general store/bakery
    7 to 9 p.m. Big Woods Brewery, 60 Molly's Lane
  • July 5
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 5
    Brown County Radio Hour to air Episode 40
    9 a.m. WFHB FM 91.3 and 100.7
  • July 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 7
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 8
    Brown County Radio Hour to air Episode 40
    6 p.m. WFHB FM 91.3 and 100.7
  • July 8
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • July 8
    Washington Township Advisory Board
    7:15 p.m. BC (Nashville) Fire, 231 E. Main St.
  • July 9
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 9
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • July 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 9
    Volunteer Fair at The Seasons
    4:30 to 6 p.m., 6 p.m. The Seasons Lodge Conference Center, 560 State Road 46 East
  • July 10
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.
  • July 12
    Woods reunion slated
    12:30 p.m. Yellowwood Forest
  • July 13
    Backpack Program meeting slated
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 14
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 14
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 14
    Brown County Council
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 16
    WRAPS 20th anniversary open house
    6 to 8 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 18
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • July 20
    Health department offers ServSafe class
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane