Marvin C. Scurlock, 61, a water treatment operator for more than 15 years with the Army Corps of Engineers before retiring in 2006, died Dec. 16 at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge. He was a Stafford resident.

He died of multiple organ failure, his sister Susan Theiler said.

Marvin Curtis Scurlock, an Annandale native, was a 1976 chemistry and biology graduate of James Madison University. He moved to Florida in the late 1970s and worked as a water treatment operator in Miami.

Mr. Scurlock served in the Navy as an aerographer’s mate from 1980 to 1984. Shortly afterward, he returned to the Washington area and joined the Army Corps of Engineers.

From 1990 to 1991, he worked as a Virginia state environmental safety inspector.

He was a volunteer counselor at the Stafford County jail.

His marriages to Louise Demas and Kimberly Fonyi ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children from his first marriage, Aaron Scurlock of Fairfax City and Alysia Desbiens of Menlo Park, Calif.; a brother, Arch Scurlock Jr. of Annandale; a sister, Susan Theiler of Alexandria; four half sisters; and seven grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough