Marcus Craig Rife Sr., 48, of Lincoln, NE entered into eternal rest on January 30, 2011. Marcus was born on December 9, 1962 in Lincoln, NE to Pearl Leaks and William Rife. He was employed by the City of Lincoln, Public Works, Street Maintenance Division for 20 years. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge #3, as well as the City of Lincoln PAGE Union and was a dedicated and proud Boy Scout Leader for Pack 51and Scout Master for Troop 1.
Survived by his loving family, wife, Laura; children, Marcus, Jr. (Neicha), Brittany, Ashley; granddaughter Aaliyah; mother, Pearl Leaks, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by father, William Rife; sister, Alisa Leaks; brother, Adrian Rife; Grandparents Reverend & Mrs. Leaks and Mr. & Mrs. Lester Colliers, Sr.; Aunt, Murvia Walker; Uncle, Lester Colliers, Jr.; Cousins, Carl Mosley and Noelle Sauer; Great Uncle and Aunt Mr. & Mrs. Roy Brown.
Funeral Service: 11 am Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation: Friday February 4, 2011. 12pm-9pm. Family present from 6pm-8pm.
Pallbearers: Cedric Payne, Thomas Christie, Terry McWilliams, Leroy Stokes, Dan Richards, Patrick Spangler. Honorary Pallbearers: Keith McWilliams, Terry Temple, Darrel Temple, Yohance Christie and Ronnie Smith.
Memorials accepted to Clyde Malone Center in lieu of flowers.