Robert Marcus Givhan “MARC”
Local Attorney Robert Marcus “Marc” Givhan, passed away suddenly at the age of 52 on Nov. 16th.
Marc was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Callen Givhan Stothart of Selma. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janet Dothard Givhan; daughters Vivian Lee, Charlotte Ann, and Virginia Mae; his father Walter Houston Givhan (Jan); his brother Walter Douglas Givhan (Frances); sister Kirsten Callen Givhan; step-brothers George McKee (Michelle) and Robert McKee (Suzanne); aunt and uncles Walton Callen Russell, Sam Givhan (Lynn), and Jack Callen (Renee).
Originally from Safford, Alabama, Marc attended John T. Morgan Academy and was a 1981 graduate of the University of Alabama. Marc attended Cumberland Law School and graduated in 1984.
Marc began his legal career in Montgomery, working for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. He then worked in the State Attorney General’s office, serving with his good friend, Attorney General Jimmy Evans, for a total of seven years.
Janet and Marc moved to Birmingham in 1995, and Marc went to work for the law firm of Johnston Barton, where he enjoyed the mentorship of James Barton, Sr. Marc worked at Johnston Barton for 16 years, where he made many loyal clients and friends in the Healthcare and Nursing Home fields. Marc recently left the firm to form the Birmingham office of Gilpin Givhan, with eight other attorneys.
Marc was a very active and involved member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church for 16 years, where he served on the Vestry, and also on the Stewardship and Finance committees. He was active in Cursillo, and taught adult Sunday school for many years. Marc was passionate about outreach and served faithfully on many projects.
Marc had a great, dry sense of humor, loved to hunt and fish, and loved music, and especially live music. Marc was an organ donor.
Marc really loved his family and friends, and his greatest pleasure in life was spending time with them.
The funeral service for Marc will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Homewood on Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation in the Great Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church or the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.
Services are under the direction of Ridout’s Vallley Chapel (205-879-3401) Homewood, Al. www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com.