James Marvin Cranmer, 87, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at North Kansas City Hospice, North Kansas City, Mo.

Marvin was born the son of Bruce and Viola (Shipley) Cranmer on Oct. 24, 1925, in Chillicothe, Mo.

He served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946. He was on the U.S.S. Thetis Bay and served as a Coxswain 3rd Class Boatman Mate.

Survivors include Betty, of the home; one daughter, Connie Cashatt of Chillicothe, Mo.; two grandchildren, Clint Tullos and wife Stephanie Braymer, Mo., and Vallerie Tullos of Kansas City, Mo.; two great grandchildren, Joseph Tullos and Clay Tullos; two step children, Dianna Haynes and husband Bill, and Floyd Kincade and wife Tammy; five step grandchildren, Tiffany Whorton and husband Dustin of Trenton, Mo., Taylor Haynes of Kansas City, Mo., Jacob Haynes of St. Louis, Mo., Caden Haynes of Kansas City, Mo., and Hunter Burton of Chillicothe, Mo.; and two step great grandchildren, Kayla Geyer and Kohner Geyer of Trenton, Mo., Grace Haynes of Memphis, Tenn. He is also survived by two sister-in-laws: Retta Cranmer and Pauline Cranmer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ralph, Clyde, Allen, Troy, and Orville; two sisters, Beulah Cranmer, and Otha Gash.

Graveside services will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from 12 noon until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and/or St Luke's Hospice, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.