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CW3 Marlin Bruce Raley, US Army, ret.

November 2, 1946 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 73)


Marlin Bruce Raley, 73, of Copperas Cove, Texas passed away on April 9, 2020, in Killeen. Private Graveside will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Marlin was born in Adrian, MN to the late Ernest and Ruby Boots Raley on November 2, 1946. He attended school at Worthington High School and graduated in 1964. Following graduation, he joined the United States Army. While he was stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam Conflict, he met Lisa In Suk Park and they married on March 29, 1968, in South Korea. Marlin served for 20 years before retirement with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3.  Following retirement, Marlin attended Central Texas College from 1986-1990. He was an attendee for many years of the First Presbyterian Church of Copperas Cove.  He enjoyed woodworking and maintaining his home.  He was also an avid HAM radio operator with a call sign of N5XJD.  He also worked on Fort Hood as a defense contractor for numerous defense industries.

Marlin is survived by wife, Lisa Raley; children, Susan Cherry and husband Richard, Donald Raley and Bruce Raley and wife, Jennifer; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and brothers, Leland and Gerald Raley.

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