Sales, merchandising veteran Jerry Marlin dies

DORSEY, Miss. – Industry veteran Jerry Marlin died of natural causes on Dec. 21 during a hunting trip in North Dakota with his son and grandsons. He was 66.

Most recently, Marlin was with Washington Furniture, now part of the Behold Home upholstery manufacturing brand. He had joined Washington Furniture in 2015 to oversee sales and merchandising. Prior to joining Washington Furniture, Marlin was vice president of merchandising at upholstery producer Prime Designs. During his career, he also was an executive with motion upholstery producer PeopLoungers, worked as merchandise manager at Top 100 retailer Farmers Home Furniture, and as national account manager at fabric supplier Culp Inc.

Jerry Victor Marlin was born July 28, 1954 in Tupelo, Miss., and began his long career in the furniture industry after graduation from Belden High School and college.

Marlin married his high school sweetheart, Delba Johnson, on May 19, 1974. In almost 47

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