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Marcus McLemore service 6-17-22

Funeral services for Marcus Franklin McLemore, 72, of Savannah, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Savannah, followed by a graveside committal service at the Lavinia Cemetery, 314 Spring Creek Road, Lavinia, Tennessee, at 5 p.m.
Visitations with the family in Savannah will be at the First United Methodist Church, Thursday, June 16, from 5p.m. to 9 p.m.., and Friday, June 17, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visitations with the family were also held in Milan at Bodkin Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 15.
Marcus was born to the late Robert and Ruth McLemore of Lavinia, on April 7, 1950. He was educated at Lavinia Elementary and in the Milan School system where he developed a lifelong love for basketball and agriculture.
Graduating from Milan High in 1968, Marcus was an extraordinary sportsman. In basketball, he earned All-State honors, Honorable Mention All-American and was inducted into the Milan High Sports Hall of Fame. Marcus went on to play basketball at UT Martin where he was named team MVP, Best Defensive Player and received All-Conference Honors.
Marcus married his Milan High schoolmate, Jenny Lynn Sanders McLemore (class of ’70), on August 11, 1973. Marcus and Jenny Lynn resided in Savannah, until Jenny’s death in 2016.
In Savannah, Marcus and Jenny Lynn raised their three surviving children; Jana Leigh Landreth (Thomas, III) of Orlando, Florida, Michael Franklin McLemore (Kimberly) of Nashville and Jenny Meredith McLemore of Spring Hill, Tennessee. They are also survived by six grandchildren, Thomas Landreth, Sam Landreth, Lauren Landreth, Evelyn McLemore, Melia Craig and Franklin McLemore.
Marcus is survived by his companion of five years and wife, Denise Hunt of Franklin, Tennessee.
Also surviving Marcus is his sister, Shelia Rainey (Alan) of Atwood.
Marcus was a Lavinia farmer his whole life, raising cattle and growing crops at McLemore Farm. He retired as an Agent from the Hardin County Agricultural Extension office with the University of Tennessee. Marcus impacted the lives of countless Hardin County youth through his thoughtful efforts with the 4H and County Fair programs.