Frederick Terral Marthaler, Sr., age 72 of Tuscumbia, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 surrounded by his family, at Brookwood Hospital. His family will receive friends Wednesday 11a.m. until 1 p.m. at Tuscumbia Church of Christ with his funeral service following in the church sanctuary. Dr. Garry Brantly and Jeff Abrams will officiate and burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Marthaler was a Colbert County native and a member of Tuscumbia Church of Christ. He was a faithful God fearing man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Pops”. He was active in his community and church and civic organizations.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Marjorie Riner Mathaler; who stood diligently by his side during his extended illness; son, Frederick Terral Marthaler Jr. and wife Pam of Decatur and their children, Frederick Terral Marthaler III (Drei), Ryan James Marthaler and Stella Kirsten Marthaler; daughters, Julia Marthaler Hill and husband Craig of Birmingham and their son, Davis Marthaler Hill, Leigh Marthaler Tittle and husband Redus of Decatur, AL and their children, Candice Leigh Tittle, Redus Mathew Tittle and Molly Grace Tittle; brother, Henry William Marthaler, Jr., of Muscle Shoals and sister, Joan Marthaler Tucker of Tuscumbia.
Pallbearers are Harold Kimbrough, Byron Aycock, Scott Hester, Gordon Fennel, Ricky Gist, Bill Marthaler, Ronnie Riner and Chrispin Montgomery.
Honorary Pallbearers are the Elders of Tuscumbia Church of Christ, Peter J. Vials, Dr. Meredith Waddell, Bill Ayers, Bryant Willingham, Charles Clark, Dr. James Ashmore, Gordon Crosswhite, Bobby Denton, Curtis Smallwood, Doug Brown, Sonny Pigford, Terry Copley, Roger Belgigh and Carl Nieder.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tuscumbia Church of Christ building fund or the American Cancer Society.
An online guest registry is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.