Jul 04,1948---Jan 04,2022

Charles F. Marvine, Jr. passed away on January 4, 2022 at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Hospital in Merriam, Kansas, surrounded by loved ones. He was 73 years old. Chuck was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.

Chuck was born on July 4, 1948, in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Washington High School (’66), after which he attended the University of Kansas, earning undergraduate, business, and law degrees (L’75). He spent his professional life practicing corporate and tax law in the Kansas City Metro area. Chuck was a longtime Shawnee resident.

Chuck was a man who rose above his circumstances. After his father died at an early age, Chuck became the first person in his family to attend college, determined to build a better life for himself. In 1969, before his senior year at KU, Chuck enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army, as a member of the First Cavalry Division, he served in Vietnam with distinction, earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Upon returning from the Vietnam War, Chuck finished his undergraduate degree and went to law school. But first, he met Mary.

Chuck and Mary were together for over 50 years, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2021. Together, they had two sons, Chuck and Chris, who were the main passion of Chuck’s life. Chuck threw himself into fatherhood, always present in his sons’ lives and always making family his top priority. He and Mary created a warm, tight-knit family through the daily activities and special events they placed at the center of their world—regular family dinners at home and Saturday night dinners out; playing games at home; devotion to Kansas City and KU sports; involvement with their sons’ youth sports and school activities; and family vacations.

Chuck supported Chuck and Chris’s educational and professional endeavors and was so proud of them as they began their adult lives. He was just as proud and dedicated of a grandfather as he was a father. Chuck was there for every game, activity, birthday, and holiday of his grandkids’ lives.

In fact, he was there for everyone who knew him. Chuck will be remembered as the person who would give you a ride, lend you a hand, or otherwise help in any way he could on short notice. He was a constant, reliable presence in the lives of those who loved him, and he will be greatly missed.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; his two sons, Chuck and Chris; his daughters-in-law, Joyce and Vivi; his grandsons, Josh, Alex, and Eli. Chuck was predeceased by his brother, Robert, and is survived by his sister, Vickie Reich Mathis; brother, Mark Marvine; and step-siblings, Don Turner and Sharon Conaty.

Funeral services are Wednesday, January 12. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service from 11:00-11:30 a.m., at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral service in person. To view a livestream of the funeral service, go to https://youtu.be/-JlZM9inUrI . An outdoor service, with military honors, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS.

In remembrance of Chuck’s love for dogs and for the University of Kansas, memorial donations can be made to Wayside Waifs, Inc. or the University of Kansas School of Law.



Condolences

Connie Baker Jan 07 ,2022

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Mary, Chuck, Chris, Vickie and family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Chuck was a great friend to Steve and I. I remember him coming over with his little white dog and telling the most hilarious stories about him!! Seems like his name was Champ- ? It was obvious that the number one priority in his life was Mary and you boys. He was a brilliant man and Steve called asking his advice on many matters. He will be missed.

Tom Carew Jan 07 ,2022

Worked together at Morris Larson ,Leawood ,Kansas

I met Chuck in 1978 upon my graduation from law school and worked closely with Chuck for a number of years as a fellow tax lawyer at Morris Larson King Stamper & Bold. I have very fond memories of Chuck's quick smile, great sense of humor and awesome, hearty laugh! Chuck was humble, immensely hard working, and razor sharp! I practiced law for 40+ years, including in a firm of 375 lawyers, and as GC for a $6B/yr revenue, international subsidiary of a publicly traded company doing business with almost innumerable lawyers, literally throughout the world, and I can honestly say that I never met one any smarter than Chuck! More than anything, Chuck was a great person! I send my prayers and heartfelt condolences to Mary, Chuck, Chris and all of Chuck's extended family! Tom Carew

Sheryl Kennard Jan 07 ,2022

High school classmate ,Basehor ,Kansas

I went to high school with Chuck. I am sure that many of us in the Class of 1966 would say that he was one of the nicest people in our class. He always has a smile and a kind word for everyone. On behalf of the Class of ‘66, please accept our sincere condolences. Your loss is felt by all of us!

Dave Larson Jan 09 ,2022

I had the good fortune of practicing law with Chuck starting in the late 70's when I joined the Morris Larson firm after graduation from law school. I have great memories of Chuck. He was very competitive in all endeavors, from his representation of his clients to Lawyer's League softball and basketball. What also stood out was his love for and devotion to his family. Our softball games were family events and that included Mary and the boys. My life was enriched by working with and being a friend of Chuck Marvine. He will be missed by many.

Ames Stetzler Jan 09 ,2022

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Mary, I was saddened to see Chuck’s obituary. I enjoyed our days at KU and was glad to see his success after he came back from Vietnam. May God comfort you and your family.

Ed Stoll Jan 10 ,2022

Mary and Family: I was so sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. It was my great honor and privilege to practice law with Chuck at the Morris Larson firm, and to have Chuck as a great mentor and personal friend. He consistently demonstrated his loving devotion to his family, his fierce loyalty to his friends, and his sincere compassion for others. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed Stoll

Bruce Coleman Jan 12 ,2022

Friend ,Bonner Springs

I met Chuck my freshman year at KU. Chuck was a great friend. He was always one for fun and a laugh. He had a great love for his family and was extremely proud of them.

Don Scaro Jan 12 ,2022

Friend ,Edgerton ,Kansas

Chuck was the go to guy for advice and counsel. He always had the ability see thru a problem and get to the solution. He was always there to lend a helping hand. A good life leaves behind seeds that keep on growing, what a wonderful legacy.

Charley Jensen Jan 12 ,2022

Worked with Chuck at Morris Larson ,Leawood ,Kansas

Like Tom Carew, Dave Larson and Ed Stoll have already written in this chain, I too worked with Chuck at the Morris Larson law firm, however, it was only for a short time as Chuck left the firm when I was a young associate. He called all of the first year associates into his office (Dave Bowers, Sid Douglas, Jim Morrow and me) and told us he was leaving to take a job with a client. He was quick to point out that this move had nothing to do with concerns about the future of Morris Larson. Chuck's departure was a harbinger, as Morris Larson ceased to exist by 1990. Chuck was smart. He gave pointed directions to the underlings like me as to what he wanted. But he was fun too. The whole law firm was a great place to learn about the business and get to know some great people. Chuck will be missed.

Joseph and Janet Leiker and Family Jan 12 ,2022

Friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are all thinking of the Family in this difficult time. Chuck was a great person. We met around the 9th grade and were best buddies. He went to law school and I went to medical school and we lost some contact as I moved away for a number of years. We made a connection again as I moved back about 18 years ago. Lucky for me he stopped by and visited about two months ago and I just talked to him about three weeks ago for about 25 minutes on the phone. I always knew his family was the most important thing to him. His memory will be with me till the day I die.

Vennie & Nick Psaros Jan 12 ,2022

Friend of Chris & Vivi's ,Arlington ,Virginia

Mrs. Marvine, Chuck, Chris, Vivi, and family, Vennie and I are sorry for the loss of your husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. We only had a few opportunities to spend time with him; however, we definitely experienced that Chuck-smile, his high energy level, and his ability to easily carry a conversation. That was a beautiful ceremony today, and we learned much more about your special Chuck. Thanks for sharing some of him with us. We will do our part to live a little more like him every day. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Vennie & Nick

John Martin Jan 12 ,2022

Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Chuck and I attended high school and after Viet Nam college together. Chuck was a friend forever even if we had not connected for many years. Every time we saw one another he’d say “hi Marty”, and we’d talk about old times together. For the family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Chuck was special!

Kent Bevan Jan 13 ,2022

Former Law Partner ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Chuck and I practiced law together at Dysart Taylor. Chuck was very focused and Family was always front and center in Chuck’s life. He was additionally dedicated to the practice of law and enjoyed sports of all types. He enjoyed competing but was a gentleman at the end of the day. To Mary and his sons, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Chuck will be greatly missed and long remembered by many.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jan 12 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jan 12 ,2022
Time:
11:00 AM
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