Marvin Glen David, born March 21, 1943 in Duncan, Oklahoma, departed from our world on September 16, 2023. For 70 years, Porterville, California was graced with the presence of a loving man known for his heartwarming smile and kindness that knew no bounds. His life was as rich and expansive as the ranches he cultivated, filled with the beauty of the natural world that he so cherished.\n\nMarvin was a man of the earth. His career as a rancher was not merely a profession, but a testament to his love for the land and his dedication to nurturing it. He spent his days under the golden California sun, finding peace in the rhythm of nature. He had a special connection with animals, always treating them with compassion and respect. As the American writer, Will Rogers, once said, "The cowboy is a symbol of the American West. He stands for courage, hard work, and integrity." Marvin embodied this spirit in every aspect of his life. \n\nMarvin is preceded in death by his father, Jesse David, and his mother, Bertha Street. Despite these losses, he carried their memory with him, their teachings and love shaping the man he would become. Marvin's legacy extends beyond his familial roots and into the hearts of those who knew him. His life was a testament to the power of love, hard work, and resilience. We remember Marvin not just for who he was, but for how he made us feel, for his loving nature that touched all.\n\nWe invite you to share your precious memories and photos of Marvin on his memorial page. Let us celebrate his life and honor his memory together.