Co-Owner: Funeral Director/Funeral Planner/Mortician
is the lead embalmer and restorative artist at Dillard Funeral Home. This
licensed funeral director/planner co-manages the Monticello location.
a talented second-generation mortician and director, Marvin received the District
VI Governor's Award in 2015 as funeral director of the year. He holds
a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Information
Systems Degree from Southern Arkansas University (SAU). He received his
Associate of Sciences Degree in Mortuary Science from the
Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Service in Atlanta.
joining the funeral business, Marvin spent 10 years in the investment industry
as a financial advisor in Atlanta. When he returned to Arkansas, he quickly became
known for his embalming skills and ability to patiently counsel families
through final life preparations.
a passion for business and education, Marvin instructed troubled youth in
business education at the Dermott Juvenile Detention Center for 14 years. He uses
the experience as an adult education instructor with the Arkansas Department of
high school, Marvin was an accomplished athlete. He played on several Dermott High
School State Championship basketball teams, and received an athletic
scholarship to SAU, where he was a part of the 1989-1990 AIC Championship team.
a member of ALPHA PHI ALPHA Fraternity, Inc., Marvin has devoted countless
hours to community service. Today, he is a member of the Dermott and Monticello
Chambers of Commerce, a member of Full Council Ministries Metro Church in
Pine Bluff. He stays active in sports as a basketball official of
semi-professional, college and high school sports while finding time for
another passion, bicycling.
looks forward to helping you plan the most memorable life celebrations. Get a
free consultation today.