Marcus is survived by his mother, Cathy Dyer (stepfather, Chad Dyer) of Independence, Missouri; his sister, Vanessa Meriwether of Blue Springs, Missouri, and brother, Andrew Meriwether of Kansas City, Missouri; his daughter, Jolene Prosch (daughter’s mother, Aron Prosch) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his niece, McKinley Brown of Blue Springs, Missouri, and his nephews, Andrew Michael Meriwether Jr. and Zachary Meriwether of Grand Rapids, Iowa. To cherish his memory, Marcus also had a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, the family of Chad Dyer and special friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronny Lee Meriwether of Owensboro, Kentucky, his paternal grandfather, Mitchell Meriwether, his paternal grandmother, Nanny Meriwether, his maternal grandfather Andrew McDowell, and maternal grandmother Betty Lou Dack.
Marcus was born on September 2, 1985, in Denver, Colorado to the union of Ronny and Cathy Meriwether. His mother remarried to Chad Dyer with whom he resided while he attended Grain Valley High School and Metropolitan Community College. He played football, was on the wrestling team and played the violin. Marcus loved to create art, record music with friends and was an avid Chiefs fan. In his adult life he became a published author of an anthology titled The Acadiad, he also founded a Christian outreach program called Awakening Arts & Entertainment, and most importantly he became a father to a daughter he loved dearly.
A celebration of life and reception are scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Heartland Church 400 SW Lake Village Blvd., Blue Springs, Missouri 64014. Pastor Tim Buzan will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marcus’ life. A memorial fund has been set up in his name; donations, flowers, and condolences may be sent to 548 South Arlington Ave., Independence, Missouri 64053.