Feb. 2, 1960-May 10, 2021

A funeral service celebrating the life of Marty Robert Persilver Sr., 61, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15 Ashlnd Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Moore officiating. The family will accept donations during open viewing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the church, with 4-6 p.m. reserved for his family and close friends. Services under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Marty Persilver was born Feb. 2, 1960, in Seminole, Texas, to Ulysses Joseph and Esther Arnold Persilver and passed May 10, 2021, in Natchitoches.

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; sisters, Mary Lee Persilver Smith, Eulane Persilver Brown, Bertha Persilver Orson, Debbie Persilver Bothe and Jean Persilver Powell.

Left to cherish his memory are his 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.

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.