Mr. Marvin L. McCants, age 52 and a resident here 19 years, died Monday, March 18, 1974 near Tome, NM. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, six sons, John L. McCants of Bayard, Richard McCants, Steven R. McCants, Roger A. McCants, and Timothey J. McCants, all of Albuquerque; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara McDonald of Animas, Miss Dorothy L. McCants and Miss Maryann McCants, both of Albuquerque; a granddaughter, two brothers, John A. McCants and James McCants, both of Albuquerque, and three sisters, Mrs. Eva Flowers and Mrs. Juanita Maxfield, both of Albuquerque, and Mrs. Carrie Vauss in California. Mr. McCants was a member of Moriarty Methodist Church and was active in Boy Scouts of America. During World War two, he served in the US Navy aboard the Destroyer, USS Sigsbee DD-502, 1943 through 1945.
Service arrangements by Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle, NE Albuquerque, NM.
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Webmaster's Notes; Marvin Leroy McCants enlisted in the US Navy V-6 program September 8, 1942 at Santa Fe, NM. Service number 553 58 69. Marvin was a member of the USS Sigsbee DD-502 Commissioning Crew, January 23, 1943 at the Brooklyn NY Navy Yard. He served with honor aboard the Sigsbee two years and ten months and nine days. Marvin L. McCants, S1c, was transferred December 1, 1945 to Receiving Station Charleston, SC for further transfer to separation center, Terminal Island, CA. for discharge. Marvin was Trainer on 40MM Gun #43 when the USS Sigsbee DD-502 was struck by a kamikaze plane April 14, 1945 off Okinawa. He was admired and respected by all who knew him. Marvin was a dear friend of mine . . . Billy Roberts