Marlen Eddy

Marlen Elisha Eddy, 61 of Perk, passed away December 19, 2021 at Merit Hospital Biloxi. He was born on August 01, 1960 in Laurel, the youngest of two boys to Marvon and Billie Sue (Landrum) Eddy. He grew up in Laurel and came to be known as Cricket by those closest to him. He and his brother were speedy and could actually chase down and catch squirrels, or so we are told. Cricket had a love of working with animals and started volunteering with a vet clinic when he was a young boy. He would ride his bicycle to the clinic most every day, doing whatever they needed. He attended West Jones schools before going to work in the oil field as a rod buster. Cricket eventually went to work with his father-in-law, moving and leveling houses, later starting his own business doing the same in Alabama and Florida. Later in life, he worked for Howard Industries until his retirement in 2019. Cricket was talented in many areas and could do most anything he put his mind to. From laying bricks and tile to drawing, painting and much more. Remembered fondly as a fast driving ladies man, he often challenged friends or anyone who would, to a friendly race. One of his favorite things to do was take friends over "thrill hill" in Laurel at a high rate of speed, just for the fun of it. The more it scared you, the better he liked it. He was the consumate "tinkerer", enjoying building things smaller than they were intended to be, probably because of his small stature. Though he wasn't the tallest or biggest man in the room, his heart for his family was. Cricket loved his kids and grandkids more than anything and will definitely be forever missed by all whose life he touched. He was preceded by his father Marvon Eddy and his mother, Billie Sue Davis. Left to cherish his memories are: his daughter Virginia (Bear) Diamond of Perkinston; his brother Marty Eddy of Ellisville; and his step-father, Bill Davis of Laurel. He leaves a legacy of four grandchildren: Hunter, Precilla, Trevor and Bryson; one great-grandson, Wesson, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. His final wishes were to be cremated, which his family is honoring. A memorial service will be held after the holidays. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Eddy family in their time of need, asking everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

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