Marlon Dion (Pooh) Garlington was born February 15, 1975, in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the first child born to Marla Christine and Ray Charles Garlington.
He was educated in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and graduated from F.L. Schlagle High School in 1993. He went on to attend AVTS where he obtained his cosmetology certification. Marlon was known for being a master at the shampoo bowl and a skilled barber. Later, he was briefly a member of the United States Navy. Marlon had a tremendous love for his entire family and had a special love for his nieces and nephews. He loved to cook, landscaping, and taking care of others. He had a smile that would light up the room and everyone's heart.
He spent his final days in the loving company of his grandmother, Ruby Jones. He departed this life on January 13, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marla C. Garlington.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his father, Ray Garlington (Bridget); grandmother, Ruby Jones; grandpa, Benjamin Garlington (Mae); his siblings, LaDale Beason (Deanna); Miguel Martin (Rebecca); Angel Ramdorsingh (Nolan); Crystal Jones (Jontell); and Courtney Crawford. A host of aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.