A funeral service celebrating the life of Marty Robert Persilver, Sr., 61, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Ashland Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Moore officiating. The family will accept donations during open viewing from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on the same day at the church, with 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM reserved for his family and close friends. The services will be under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Marty Persilver was born on February 2, 1960 in Seminole, TX to Ulysses Joseph and Esther Arnold Persilver and passed May 10, 2021 in Natchitoches, LA. During his life, he was a self-employed commercial fisherman. But as a jack-of-all trades he loved to garden, share his unique wine, and perform as an exquisite and sharing chef, along with many other talents.
Marty was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Mary Lee Persilver Smith, Eulane Persilver Brown, Bertha Persilver Orson, Debbie Persilver Bothe, and Jean Persilver Powell. Left to cherish his memory are wife, Florence Persilver; sons, Marty Robert Persilver, Jr. with significant other, Emily, Brandon Joseph Persilver with significant other Michelle, and Ramses Jacob Persilver; daughters, Heather Marie Persilver with significant other Robin, Deanna Troi Persilver with significant other Ben, Alicia Dawn Boyer with significant other Jordan and Bernadette Persilver who was like a daughter to him; siblings, Johnny Persilver, Wayne Persilver, Ulysses Joseph Persilver, Jr., Juanita Persilver Noble, and Lolita Persilver Finley; grandchildren Lauryn, Georgia, Marty III, Maxwell, Hunter, Billy, Makena, Vivian (Kolinda), Shelby, Kayla, Katheryn (Moonpie), and Lillian; Godchildren, William Orson, Jamie Miguez, and Michael Gary; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
The pallbearers will be Bob Gary, Ben Smith, Robin Rachal, Brandon Persilver, Nick Bark and Marty Persilver III; Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Ray, Ramses Persilver, Hunter Persilver, Michael Gary, and William Orson.