Cecil “Marvin” Perkins III was born November 24th, 1959, to Louise J. Perkins and the late Cecil M. Perkins Jr. Raised in the city of Akron all his life, Marvin was a country boy at heart. Throughout his childhood he spent countless summers with his extended family in Alabama alongside a host of cousins that cared for him like their brother.
After graduating from Central-Hower High School, Marvin enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corp. During his years of service in the Military he played football for the Marine Corp and began his music production company Mystic Corp, later to be recognized as, Marvelous Marvin Productions. Once returning home to Akron, Ohio, Marvin began a career in freight service and logistics for a span of 25 years and retired in 2013. Throughout his professional journey Marvin decided to go back to school, attending Akron University in hopes of pursuing his one true passion in mortuary science.
The love of music and hand dancing brought Marvin and Bonnie together in April of 1984. Their 20-year marriage produced 6 beautiful children, an abundance of grandchildren, one million memories, and a legacy of love. It was through this union that Marvin was introduced and grew a love for Jehovah. He demonstrated this love by dedication and baptism in 2000, becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Marvin was dynamic! His charm and charismatic smile captured many hearts. A man of great character, full of energy and strength. A dedicated father, a loving brother, “Uncle Marvin”; “Big Marv” to many. A loyal friend and an all-around standup guy. One of his greatest attributes that his family appreciated most about him was his caring heart, especially for his mother Louise. Marvin made his mother’s care one of his top priorities. Even when he was tackling his own health matters in more recent years. He was always more concerned with the care of his mother and ensuring she had the best support available. His love for his mother Louise was boundless.
On July 14th, 2022, Marvin passed away after a long battle with chronic illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil M. Perkins Jr, brother, Zachary Brock Sr, and grandson, Marlo Spencer Perkins. He is survived by his mother, Louise J Perkins, sister, Zandra Harris, son, Marvin S. Perkins, daughters and son-in-laws, Yolanda & Antonio Murphy, Yvonne & Justin Pruiett, H. Yvette & Asim Spear, Yasmine Perkins, Marissa Perkins & Brian Cooper Sr,; grandchildren, Yamari(Rogers), Yanoviah, Yimora (Murphy), Yamier, Yariq (Moore), Jace, Jaire, Yalaina, Jaxon, Julian, Syr, Prince (Pruiett), Hunter, Haidir, Hasim, Helen, Helani (Spear), Madisyn, Carter, Armias (Perkins), Brian Jr, Brianna, Montana, Brilan, Madisyn, Santana (Cooper), and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.
Services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at Sommerville Funeral Services. Friends may call Friday, July 22, 2022 from 5-7 p.m.