Marlin H. Prince


Marlin H. Prince, 93, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Johnson County to Howard and Ruby (Ford) Prince.

He married Virginia (McDonald) Prince on Dec. 23, 1940. She lovingly survives.

He also is survived by three daughters, Marla Hash of Franklin, Jane Cunningham (Larry DeVoss) of Franklin and Holly (Ben) Caughey of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Joan Lattimore and Carolyn Prince, both of Florida.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; a son, Donald Mac Prince; a sister, Ruby Alice Brown, and a brother, Donald Prince.

Marlin was a graduate of Franklin High School.

Early in his career, he was a coal miner in Kentucky. He later was a welder at Camp Atterbury. He developed the town of Prince’s Lakes with his father, Howard Prince. He later worked for the Indiana highway department and R.O. Barber. Marlin served as Johnson County surveyor for 16 years and then was Franklin city planner and Johnson County highway superintendent. After retirement, he worked part time for Duncan Robertson.

He was a member of Bluff Creek Christian Church. He was active in the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, York Rite, Murat Shrine Temple, Johnson County Shrine Club, Johnson County Mini Mystics, Murat Shrine Clown Club, the Indianapolis 500 Shrine Club, the Elks and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Marlin was a supporter of the Cherokee Indians Orphanage for Children and enjoyed building Indy 500 Shriner parade cars.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin is handling arrangements.

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