John N. Marr
Mr. John N. Marr, age 67, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.
John Norman Marr was born on November 26, 1952 in Roseburg Oregon. He spent his childhood nurturing a love for the outdoors, sports of all kinds, and Scouting, where he attained the level of Eagle Scout. He came to East Tennessee to attend Milligan College. While at Milligan he met the love of his life Yvonne Bajko, whom he married in December of 1973. John and Yvonne lived a life together that was defined by love for each other, their family and for Jesus.
John Marr was so much more than the countless things he accomplished. He helped to launch over seven organizations and non-profits. Through his work, he helped tens of thousands of people around the world overcome obstacles and get their life on the right path. His life inspired others to pursue their dreams and to follow Jesus. He planted churches, started non-profits, and ran two organizations with his family. He spoke before the United Nations, and never missed one of his kid’s events.
Yet, John did not simply live a life, he lived a legacy. To anyone who was fortunate enough to have met him, he left a mark on their heart. John devoted his life to serving Jesus through serving others. Thousands of people around the world were touched and impacted by his compassion and kindness.
He was a hero to his two boys, Tony and TJ. His grandchildren adored their Baboo. He was a true patriarch. The centerpiece of the family, the gravity that held everyone together.
There are not enough words to describe the kind of man that John was. For those who were lucky enough to know him, you already know this and your life is richer because of John’s impact. He will be forever missed, but he will always be loved. The life he gave to others and the lessons that he leaves us will not leave with his passing. Because of the demonstration of Christs love that John gave us, and the message of faith in Jesus that his life preached, we know that we will soon be together again.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Bajko Marr, Johnson City; sons, Tony Steven Marr (Amanda), Jonesborough and T.J. Marr (Claire), Johnson City; sister, Dorthea Decker, Roseburg, Oregon; grandchildren, Jocelyn Marr, Mckenna Marr, Camden Marr, Caleb Marr, Eden Marr, Allie Frye, Emma Frye, Bella Frye and Isaac Frye.
A celebration of the legacy of John Norman Marr will be held at Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm with Minister Aaron Wymer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Higher Ministries 3406 Stoneridge Dr. Johnson City, TN 37604.
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EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES
Alex & Susan Knoll
We knew John from First Christian Church and United Emmaus
We had many wonderful conversations sharing the messages of Scripture and living our lives from those words
We will miss John in a mighty way
With deepest sympathy
Alex & Susan Knoll
Carl & Carol Walker
We were so saddened to hear the news of John. He was always one of the sweetest, kindest man that we ever knew, He was a pillar of faith, and always someone you looked up and respected, Our families in twined when we knew them well at Cental Christian Church in Las Vegas.Our prayers go out to Yvonne and family. Rest In Peace, dear friend. Carl & Carol Walker
Kris (Engdahl) Laurance
John was a gentleman in our high school & always pleasant, kind, respectful. Go with God, John. Prayers for your family.
Carol McCabe Willis
I went to school with Dorothea and spent a lot of time at the Marr’s house and in church with John. He was always a kind and caring young man. I extend my condolences to all his family.
Mike & Sandy McInturff
John was the sweetest blessing to our family. His love and concern to us at Boones Creek CC was always an inspiration! I know he will be missed.
Russell and Sydney Bridges and Family
Dear Yvonne, Tony, TJ and Family, You are on our Hearts and In Our Prayers! Our memories of John are filled with fun, laughter and his love for people! We enjoyed so many Small Group Meetings, Mystery dinners, Backyard BBQ's, Quartet Performances and Celebrations with Your Family!! John's kind heart and generous spirit will always be remembered by us!! Love and Blessings to Your Family!
Thinking of and praying for you and your family during this time of loss. Love and again. Prayers.
Carl & Carol Walker
We are so very saddened by the news of Johns passing. He was the sweetest man . He was a pillar of faith, and a man you always looked up to and respected. Our families in twined a lot when we knew them well at Central Christian Church. Our love and prayers go out to Yvonne and family. Rest In Peace dear friend...Carl & Carol
Lori and Al Fatherree
Yvonne, we are so sorry to learn of John's death. I can't imagine what you and the family are going through. Keeping you in our prayers. Lori and Al
You are my brother in family and faith. You were always a great example for those who knew you. So many people have a better life because of your belief in them. You met the goals you set for yourself way back in our small town. I am so proud of you and I will miss our conversations. Wish we had lived closer together and wish we had had more time....
Rod & Teri Glinisty
John indeed was a positive Christian influence in my life when I just couldn't figure out the love of Christ. His patient listening and kind, loving words were an ongoing encouragement in my quest to return to Him. I look forward to that day when we will be reunited again in the presence of our Lord. Unfortunately we will be out of town for his service on March 9th. We know it will be a blessed event and prayerful words for all to celebrate his life long commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. Rod Glinisty
I am so sorry to hear about John's passing; I will never forget the roll he and your family played in my life. Prayers of peace and comfort during this difficult time. While it may be of little condolence, I know he basking in the presence of Jesus and I am sure he has heard the words, "Well done good and faithful servant . . . enter the joy of your Lord."