Dr. Marvin Max Blumentritt passed away after a brief illness on February 3, 2023 at the age of 79. Marvin was born on May 9, 1943 in Troy, Alabama and graduated from Troy’s Henderson High School. Upon high school graduation, Marvin attended and graduated from Howard College (Samford University) where he was a proud member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. After graduation, he attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. After graduation from Dentistry School, he was quickly summoned to serve as a Captain in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He would return to Troy in 1971 and began his dental practice, Dixie Dental (later known as Troy Dental), where he would serve his patients with tenderness and compassion for 50 years. “Dr. B.” as he was usually called, loved his dental family (employees), as well as his faithful patients and they loved him too.
Marvin was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful father, whose children were his pride and joy of his life and who he loved spending time no matter the activity. All that knew him, loved him.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Rudolf and Charlotte Blumentritt and his sister, Josephine Huggins. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Charlotte, his children Niki (Gantt) Pierce, Brittany (Blake) Spitler, Rud (Mary) Blumentritt, James (Mikie) Blumentritt, along with seven wonderful grandchildren: Elle Pierce, Max Blumentritt Pierce, Will Pierce, Layton Spitler, Madison Spitler, Emma Harper Blumentritt, and Sarah James Blumentritt. Also, his sister, Barbara Blumentritt and Sally Dawson and multiple nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy, Alabama on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 10:00-12:00. A private graveside for family and close friends will follow the visitation.
Pall Bearers are Gantt Pierce, Blake Spitler, Chris Grant, Wayne Pierce, Lawrence Johnston and Greg Flowers. Honorary Pall Bearers are his dear friends, Jud Colley, Bill Burnett, Mike Kelley, Alan Boothe, Dr. Bob Boothe, Johnny Jones and Dr. Tim Eakes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TARP, Troy Animal Rescue Project.