WESTLAKE - Marvin 0. Moring, 84, a resident of Westlake Hills for more than 40 years and a veteran of WWII, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 6, 2010 surrounded by his family.

For the last few years he had lived in Seminole.

Marvin was born April 12, 1926 in Crosby County to Tait and  Roxie Moring. He was the last of 43 grandchiIdren of John Bell Moring, a Civil war veteran and early pioneer of Texas.

After graduating from Stephenville high School he attended John Tarleton College for one semester and then volunteered for the US Navy shortly after his 18th birthday. After boot camp training in San Diego, he applied for and was accepted into radar training school. Upon completion of radar training he was immediately assigned to the USS P. C. 462, a patrol craft and anti-submarine ship. He was involved in the South Pacific invasions of Leyte, Luzon, and Okinawa. His 19th birthday was spent watching Japanese planes crash into nearby ships.

After the war he attended and graduated from North Texas State University where he met Carol Ivey. They were married June 1, 1950 in Baird. In1952, they moved to Austin where he attended the University of Texas graduate school and was later employed as a salesman with Curtis 1000 for several years. Mrs. Moring died in 2005.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill Moring of Cincinnati and a sister, Catherine Gripp of Hereford.

He is survived by a daughter, Shelley Abernathy of Round Rock, three sons, Cary and wife Lisa of Seminole, Tait of Austin, and Zach and wife Alice of Tomball, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren..

He had a great sense of humor and his friends called him "a man of highest integrity."

Services were held Monday in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to a charity of their choice.